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Clearing the Smoke: Marijuana Reform is a Racial Justice Issue

By David Bergh Associate Editor, Volume 23 Over the past few decades there has been a sea change in the American public’s attitude towards marijuana prohibition. In 1990 only 16% of the US public supported legalization, and 81% were opposed. … 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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It’s been 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the achievement gap between minorities and whites remains a salient issue

By: Daniela Tagtachian, Associate Editor Vol. 20 Students have the right to not be discriminated against based on race, color or national origin. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color … Continue reading

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Jon Burge, Torturer of Over 100 Black Men, is Out of Prison After Less Than Four Years

By: Andrew Goddeeris, Online Production Editor Vol. 20 Yesterday, Jon Burge, who in 2010 was convicted of lying about the tortures of more than 100 black men during a reign of terror on the Chicago police force from 1972-1991, was … Continue reading

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