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Students Start Racist Protests After Election Result

November 12, 2012
Students Start Racist Protests After Election Result

On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, the American people watched as President Barack Obama was re-elected. Though some rejoiced while others cursed in frustration, groups of students around the country gathered on their campuses to shout racial epithets and threats of physical violence to students of color. At Hampden-Sydney College in Richmond, Virginia, 40 students “shouted racial slurs,...
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Blacks Forever At The Bottom of The Job Market… And A College Degree Makes It Worse.

June 21, 2012
Blacks Forever At The Bottom of The Job Market… And A College Degree Makes It Worse.

In an article posted by the NYTimes yesterday, it was reported that “ore than half of all of African-Americans and other non-Hispanic blacks in the city who were old enough to work had no job at all this year…” And, if that isn’t enough of a staggering number, black New Yorkers who lose there...
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Remembering Our Histories

March 20, 2011

Women’s History Month forces us to look to our pasts in relation to our current spaces in society and see the possibilities for our future. However, when there are a good many of us on the periphery of histories celebrated and remembered, it becomes necessary to actively seek out and recapture our pasts. For...
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Why We NEED to get Involved NOW

February 24, 2011
Why We NEED to get Involved NOW

The past several weeks I’ve had to sift through conservative (racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, classist) rhetoric and some outright lies all while trying to keep myself updated with the attacks on all fronts to our civil liberties. Bills like H.R. 1 (attempting to massively defund Planned Parenthood) to H.R. 3, Arizona’s “omnibus” immigration bill...
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Educational Stand: Obama’s Educational Reform Plan

August 16, 2010

President Obama fully addressed the issues behind the new educational reform plan a few weeks ago. In his speech Obama tackled some of the most important and controversial issues of the new educational plan.
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Shirley Sherrod: Condemned and Consoled

August 6, 2010
Shirley Sherrod: Condemned and Consoled

Pursued and punished for words that were taken out of context. A video clip edited to persuade the public that former department of agriculture official, Shirley Sherrod, is a cold cut racist. But what the clip really showed was a perfect example of poor journalism.
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How do we measure educational success?

June 21, 2010
How do we measure educational success?

Education Reform has always been a tricky thing for me. As an Educational Studies Minor, I usually sit in class with my head cocked to the side, sitting on the fence about these issues. For me the big issue was always, how do we measure educational success?
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Delusional Diversity: A Media Misrepresentation

June 17, 2010

A recent blog entry on chopsentials raised some very valid points on the job of the media in particular with the portrayal of diverse characters in Hollywood movies. It should come as no surprise that a majority of the characters in Hollywood productions are white.
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Knowledge is Power… Knowledge is Poison…

June 16, 2010

In Afghanistan under the Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001 girls were banned from going to school. But though it’s been nearly a decade later, the effects still seem to be rippling.
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Too Sexy For A Banker?

June 15, 2010
Too Sexy For A Banker?

Lorenzana’s story is a repulsive textbook example of discrimination in a male-dominated environment, but it also stands as a ghastly illustration of girl-on-girl prejudice.
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