C.O.D.: Death by Assimilation, the Dark History of Reservation Schools

Native Americans deserve reparations after years of their children being subjected to abuse, starvation, being stripped of their dignity and culture, and death. People from the other side of the spectrum may argue that while history can’t be erased, reparations will not prove to be of any assistance either. The grim history is more than […]

It Is Time To Call Out Antisemitism In All Forms

Growing up as a Jewish American, there are certain things that I have become accustomed to. Sometimes these things are relatively harmless, like when I have to explain to teachers and coaches that I will be missing a few days of school for a holiday. Sometimes, the “othering” feels more intense. Like when I feel […]

Staying At Home When There Is None

No Place To Go  With so much happening in our world today, the news can be overwhelming as well as misleading. Inaccurate information compared with reality’s reports reveal the roots of inequity that grip the widespread American issue of homelessness, which has only worsened with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, shelters are inadequate to […]

Pass The CROWN Act, End Eurocentric Professionalism

Back in March of this year, Virginia passed The CROWN Act, which stands for Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair. This piece of legislation makes it illegal to discriminate against someone for wearing their hair naturally in the workplace and at school. Those championing the Act claim that, “a person’s hair is a core […]

Ruling Protecting LGBTQ Rights Is A Step Forward, Not A Conclusion

Introduction On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court came to a ruling over the Bostock v. Clayton County case. In a 6-3 split, the Supreme Court approved that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will now prohibit employee discrimination of sexual orientation or gender identity. The wording of this act […]

SCOTUS Ruling For Protection Of LGBTQ+ Americans Is Only A Step

INTRODUCTION On Monday, June 16, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that discrimination in the workplace against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is unconstitutional. Six justices agreed that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes the ideas of sexual orientation and gender identity when it […]

Harvard’s Denial Of Asian American Applicants Is Based On Race

Introduction As Harvard is a well-known, prestigious university, it receives many applicants each year. With each college, certain factors are considered by the admissions process when reviewing applicants — not only are academics important, but Harvard has also sought to test an applicant’s personality, which many Asian Americans are currently claiming has led to a […]