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Take a Knee: Athletes’ Newest Form of Protest and the Implications on the First Amendment

By Ali Boyd Associate Editor, Vol. 22 Over the years, many American athletes have used their position of fame and influence to make political statements.  During the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos made headlines when … 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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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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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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UW’s Unequal Treatment of Student-to-Student Violence: The Case of Jarred Ha

By Jennifer Chun Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Contributing Editor, Vol. 22 NOTE: Revised January 31, 2017. On January 25, 2015, a University of Washington (UW) junior named Jarred Ha[1] was involved in a violent incident with Maddison Story, a female UW student … Continue reading

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Task Force on Chicago PD Reforms Highlights Race Problems

By Dan Cho Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Contributing Editor, Vol. 22 Last December, after the release of a dash cam video showing Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, shooting Laquan MacDonald, an unarmed black teenager and in the midst … Continue reading

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Trumping Trump

By Jason Raylesberg Associate Editor, Vol. 21 Contributing  Editor, Vol. 22 It is a very real and terrifying possibility that Donald Trump will be our next president. Accepting that prospect means accepting that the hatred, divisiveness, and racism he has given voice … 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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Being black at a PWI: “We are all ConcernedStudent1950”

By Saeeda Joseph-Charles Associate Editor, Vol. 21 After students, faculty, and even lawmakers called for his resignation, the University of Missouri’s system president, Tim Wolfe, finally stepped down earlier this month. On November 2nd, graduate student Jonathan Butler launched a … Continue reading

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‘Separate and unequal’: Racial segregation flourishes in US suburbs

By Luis Gomez, Associate Editor Vol. 20 America’s suburbs are displaying the same cycle of racial segregation and inequality that have afflicted major city centers for decades.  This phenomenon is due to the changing racial landscape of America’s suburbs.  Logan, … Continue reading

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