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DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY CANDIDATES’ STANCES ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

By: Maria Hodge As the upcoming 2020 election cycle approached, one issue in particular that is being addressed by democratic primary candidates is environmental justice.  According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, 84 percent of democratic voters believe that climate change is an international emergency.  Furthermore, failures in mitigating environmental hazards, such as the contamination of... Continue Reading →

The Fight Against the School-to-Prison Pipeline

By: Cecilia Nieto When most children arrive for school, they don’t consider the possibility of being handcuffed and arrested on campus for a minor indiscretion—traditionally disciplined by detention or a trip to the principal’s office. However, the school-to-prison pipeline, a phenomenon creating a gateway between the classroom and incarceration, has been compromising the futures of... Continue Reading →

The Fallacy of Fairness

By: Paul Davis This Fall, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a challenge to certain provisions of Delaware’s Constitution. The challenged portions had set a limit on the number of justices affiliated with any one political party on the state’s three highest courts. [1] That party could form only “a bare majority,”... Continue Reading →

Why We Need an Intersectional Mindset When Responding to Natural Disasters

By: Caitlyn Heter In 2005, Kanye West stunned the nation when he stated on live television that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” His comment, made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, got a mixed reception by viewers of A Concert for Hurricane Relief and the millions of people who later viewed the clip... Continue Reading →

Trafficking? In MY Pornography?

By: Oumou Keita As a society, we have come far from the days of clutching our pearls at the idea of pornographic depictions. Pornography is now a multi-billion-dollar industry, and has been professionalized in many ways.[1] The United States Department of Labor has approved the International Adult Entertainment Actors Union (AEAU), the nation’s first official... Continue Reading →

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