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The End of Mass Incarceration: A Blueprint for Transformative Change

By Rasheed Stewart Associate Editor, Vol. 23 He sued the Philadelphia Police Department over 75 times.[1]  As a career civil rights and criminal defense attorney he routinely represented individuals subjected to the oppressive forces of racism pervading law enforcement and … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Enforcement in the Trump Era

By Ali Boyd Associate Editor, Vol. 22 Online Publications Editor, Vol. 23 In the wake of President Trump’s recent inauguration, millions of people across the world came out in protest of his rhetoric and policy agenda.[1]  The day after the inauguration, the Women’s … Continue reading

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DOJ Private Prisons Memo is a Good Start

By Serena Rabie Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 On August 18, the Justice Department (DOJ) made waves when it issued a memorandum announcing the end of its use of private prisons. The memorandum instructs officials to either decline to renew … Continue reading

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The Right to Bear Arms? Muslim Americans and Second Amendment Rights: Part 2

This piece is the second of a two-part series on Muslim Americans and Second Amendment rights. Read the first post here. By Serena Rabie Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 In a previous piece I discussed the aftermath of the Pulse … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Groups Call For New K-12 “Accountability System”

By Whitney Robinson, Associate Editor Vol. 20 On Tuesday, a coalition of eleven national civil rights groups sent a letter to President Obama urging him to drop the standardized test-based K-12  “accountability” system.  According to these groups, the current standardized … Continue reading

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