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The Children’s Health Insurance Program at Twenty: Essential yet Expired

By Elliott Gluck Associate Editor, Volume 23   The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been a triumph of effective bipartisan policy for the last two decades.[1] Unfortunately, the program which has helped to lower the uninsured rate for America’s … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Race Relations: Thanks Obama

By Marcus Baldori Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In 2008, it was an open question of how race relations would unfold under America’s first Black president. Eight years later, polling shows that 54% of Americans think race relations between Whites and Blacks have gotten … Continue reading

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Presidential Election 2016: Why Democrats’ Frustration with Shelby County May Be Misdirected

By Ali Boyd Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In the midst of a nationwide battle for civil rights, President Lyndon B. Johnson called on Congress to create one of the most expansive protections of voting rights ever seen.  The result, the Voting … Continue reading

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Reverse Redlining and the Destruction of Minority Wealth

By Asma Husain Associate Editor, Vol. 22 In 2012, Wells Fargo entered into a $175 million settlement after being accused of pursuing discriminatory lending practices. Specifically, the bank and its subsidiaries were accused of charging African Americans and Latinos higher rates … Continue reading

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In Wake of Affirmative Action Victory, Minority and Low-Income Students Still Face Barriers to Higher Education

By Luis Arias Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Executive Editor, Vol. 22 Minority and low-income students remain underrepresented at most of our nation’s universities. Although many institutional and societal problems contribute to the low minority and low-income student enrollment rates, one contributor is … Continue reading

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COMMENT On Racial Profiling: Obergefell to the Rescue

  By A.T. Jordan Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Contributing Editor, Vol. 22 In this Comment I hope to articulate how and why the line of cases culminating in Obergefell v. Hodges[1] can be helpful in challenging racial profiling.  What Obergefell provides is a … Continue reading

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#MediaSoWhite

By Saeeda Joseph-Charles Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Managing Editor, Vol. 22 Jada and Will Smith boycotted the Oscars this year in what they said was an attempt to bring attention to the lack of diversity[1] in Hollywood. Other stars, like David Oyelowo, … Continue reading

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