Politics and Public Policy

We are too often divided, our rights trampled upon,
our justice denied. These articles explore how we
can be a voice for change.

 

POLITICS AND PUBLIC POLICY

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Dr. DaShanne Stokes received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 for his work in domestic and international politics. His dissertation examined the contested recognition of Tibet, Taiwan, and Palestine as states, issues which shape ongoing human rights struggles as well as international cultural and political conflicts. A scholar of politics, culture, and civil rights, he has been an invited college speaker and a sought after guest featured on NPR, BBC, NBC, CBS, MSN.com, and other national and international media. Dr. Stokes' fresh and provocative thinking has been quoted around the world in books, sermons, and major outlets like USA Today, The Independent, The Nation, The Hill, BET, and MSN.com. His work has appeared in scholarly journals, books, and publications like The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Advocate, Diverse, and Indian Country Today, among others.


For journalist inquiries, or to inquire about booking Dr. Stokes for a television, radio, or other media program, please email media (at) dashannestokes (dot) com.


 

 

Articles About Politics and Public Policy

 

The Huffington Post

Is There a Strategy to the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Trumps That Shocked the U.N.?

Trump is a Danger to America and the World

The White House is Burning, and Trump's Holding the Matches

Has the GOP Become the Party of Violence?

Electoral College, Our Country Needs You

Coming Out in the Midst of the Orlando Massacre

You Can't Support Trump Without Supporting His Racism

Is This The Real Reason Why The U.S. Doesn't Recognize Palestine?

We Need A National Adoption Month Unscripted

What Accidentally Discovering I Was Adopted Taught Me About Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 25, 2015.

A Life in America Without Religious Freedom**

**Featured on the Front Page of The Huffington Post. September 24, 2015.


The Advocate

The Religious Freedom Argument is a Sham**

**Reprinted as "Religious Freedom Claims Are A Fraud" in The Huffington Post.

**Featured as a trending article and as "What's Hot" on the Front Page of The Huffington Post, August 3, 2016.

Hillary, the Boy Scouts Need You**

**Reprinted as "Would A Clinton Presidency End The Boy Scouts' LGBT Discrimination?" in The Huffington Post.

This Country Is Apparently Still Not Ready for Gay Parents**

**Reprinted as "How Homophobia is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children" in The Huffington Post.


Indian Country Today Media Network

Sovereign Means Sovereign! U.S. Must Stop Interfering With Tribal Nations

Rights vs. Identity: Divisions Run Deep Over Hickory Ground

The Eagle Feather Law and State Recognized Tribes

Time for New Eagle Feather Law**

**Reprinted in Native American Times

Eagle Feathers and the Imperialist Conquest of State Recognized Tribes**

**Cited as an authority in appellant brief and motion for summary judgment in McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar, 44 ELR 20194, No. 13-40326, (5th Cir., 08/20/2014)

**Reprinted in Native American Times


For Dr. Stokes' scholarly work on politics and public policy, please click here.


 

 

Media Appearances About Politics and Public Policy

 

Political Response to the Florida Shooting


Sky News Tonight:
March for Our Lives: Ending Gun Violence and Political Implications for Donald Trump and the 2018 Midterm Elections

Dr. Stokes appeared on Sky News Tonight (UK), to discuss the global March for Our Lives protest, ending gun violence, and the movement's implications for President Donald Trump and the 2018 Midterm Elections on March 24, 2018.


 

 

Political Response to the Florida Shooting


Sky News Tonight:
Donald Trump and Political Response to the Florida Shooting

Dr. Stokes appeared on Sky News Tonight (UK), to discuss the Florida shooting, Donald Trump's response, and the shooting's political implications on February 15, 2018.


 

 

BBC Arabic:
Trump Award Winners for False Journalism #FakeNews

January 18, 2018

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Donald Trump's Speech to the Boy Scouts of America


BBC Radio 5 Live Drive:
President Trump's Controversial Speech to the Boy Scouts of America

Dr. Stokes appeared on BBC's Radio 5 Live Drive, to discuss President Trump's controversial speech to the Boy Scouts of America. July 25, 2017.


 

 

Robert Gates Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Policy


NPR The Takeaway:
President's Address to the Boy Scouts Triggers Outrage

July 25, 2017

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How Homophobia is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children


Progressive Voices:
How Homophobia is Hurting Our Nation's Foster Children

November 10, 2015

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Robert Gates Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Policy


This Show Is So Gay:
Fighting for Equality and Freedom on Multiple Fronts

June 4, 2015

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Selected Media Quoting Dr. Stokes on Politics and Public Policy

 

Dr. Stokes has been quoted over 100 times in major outlets around the world. For a more complete list of media quoting Dr. Stokes, please visit his media page.

 

Dr. Stokes was quoted in The Nation, "Donald Trump's Speech at Jamboree Faces Backlash." July 26, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in In Style Magazine, "Caitlyn Jenner Slammed For Tweets About Donald Trump's Transgender Ban." July 26, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in USA Today, "The Boy Scouts Respond After President Trump's Speech: We Are 'Wholly Non-Partisan'." July 25, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in Elite Daily, "Twitter Turned Donald Trump's Boy Scout Speech Into a Meme and It's Glorious." July 25, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in The Daily Dot, "Trump Reportedly 'Furious' After Calls to Kick Him Out of Office Trend on Twitter." July 3, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in Huffington Post, "#25thAmendment Trends as Calls for Trump's Removal Grow." July 3, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in MassLive, "Bill Proposes Removing President Trump From Office Following Latest Tweets." July 3, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in The Daily Caller, "People Almost INSTANTLY Focused On Alexandria Shooter's Race." June 14, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in BET, "Ben Carson Gets Dragged to Hell and Back After Saying, 'Poverty is a State of Mind'." May 25, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in Observer, "21 Tweets About Donald Trump.s Comey Firing That Sum Up Your Political Fury." May 10, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in The Hill, "#FireBannon and #FireKushner Trend on Twitter Amid Reports of WH Feud." April 7, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in MSN.com, "#FireBannon and #FireKushner Trend on Twitter Amid Reports of WH Feud." April 8, 2017.


Dr. Stokes was quoted in BET, "People Are Calling Judge Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Confirmation an 'Illegitimate' Appointment by an 'Illegitimate President'." April 7, 2017.


 

 

Selected Dr. Stokes Quotes on Politics and Public Policy

 

"We must tell the world that even though we elected a bigot, bigotry will not prevail."
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"If you love your country, you must be willing to defend it from fraud, bigotry, and recklessness--even from a president."
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"Trump didn't divide America. He just doused us with gasoline and fanned the flames."
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"Truth is hard, propaganda is cheap."
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"I've fought for religious freedom and I can tell you that anti-gay 'religious freedom' bills aren't it."
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"Today's 'religious freedom' policies should not be seen as a problem limited to LGBT people but as a co-optation of religion that affects us all."

 

 

"We must speak truth to power and confront ignorance with facts."
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"We elected a man who knows how to build walls when we needed someone who knows how to build bridges."
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"Accepting fraud from our leaders means accepting fraud in our personal lives."
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"Leaders who do not help the people must be replaced by the people."
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