By Jasmine BenjaminAssociate Editor, Vol. 26 On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order entitled, “Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping.”[i] The order prohibits government contractors from conducting workplace anti-bias training that is based on Critical Race Theory (CRT).[ii][iii] The executive order takes aim at the use of CRT-based anti-discrimination training […]
Trump’s Travel Ban: Is There a Way Out?
By Rita Samaan Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In the wake of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to block President Trump’s Executive Order 13769 (“Executive Order”), the President vowed to issue “a new executive action . . . that will comprehensively protect our country.” The President’s officials have disclosed their intent to advocate more […]
Imposition of Identity: Trump’s Immigration Order and the Racialization of Islam
By Asma Husain Associate Editor, Vol. 22 On January 27 of this year, newly-inaugurated President Trump issued an executive order temporarily immigration from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, and Yemen pending a report from the Department of Homeland Security, to be completed within thirty days of the order’s date. Despite singling out only Muslim-majority countries, […]