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Diasporic Anti-Racism

05.2.22

African history did not begin and end with the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It began with the birth and advancement of human civilization. Ancient Africans weren’t barbaric and uncultured, but the progenitors of modern humanity. From the world’s oldest universities and empires to the shapers of society, Africa was the foundation of humanity. Across the world, […]

Gender, Race and Identity

The Streets Speak in Tongues

04.22.22

I comb through the accent of my adolescent street views and patterns. Deciphering the moral compass that orients its existence. In morse code street peddlers dot, dit, and dash cash flows Bringing movement to our traffic jammed economy. This is a revolt against our arrested feats. Pinned down political beats, whose sub frequencies have yet […]

Resources to Help People in Ukraine Find Opportunities to Escape the Current War: A Student-Led Anti-Racism Policy Journal Initiative

03.8.22

The Anti-Racism Policy Journal is working with the community to begin to crowd-source information to help people in Ukraine. Please fill out this form if you want to share other resources available to those in Ukraine. https://forms.gle/4MPsoBLUnkJfsmnDA The current list of resources for people in Ukraine can be found below: Click here Photo credit: Jorono

Friends Reach Out

02.28.22

It has been tough. I feel I’ve forgotten how to have fun, forgotten that it is actually possible to have fun, feel sometimes that I’m letting myself go. But the very cause of my rage and disappointment sometimes takes me out of this discomfort zone I’ve created for myself: human beings. My mornings are usually […]

Remembering Malcolm

02.21.22

February 21 Marks 53 Years Since the Death of Malcolm X: A Martyr in the Fight for Anti-Racism

Reimagining Policing In America

01.20.22

Reimagining Community Policing In America

Gender, Race and Identity

Jails: America’s Biggest Mental Health Facilities

07.30.18

BY CATIA SHARP James Boyd set up camp for his last time in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains, where you can see all of Albuquerque laid out before you under the sunset. Unfortunately, he was camping without the requisite permit. James had been homeless for a long time. James was shot to death by […]

Closing the Jobs Gap from Behind Prison Walls in Pennsylvania

09.13.17

BY LAURA WHITE Workforce development had been a frequent news topic in the months preceding my summer at the Governor’s Office in Pennsylvania—from announcements about an executive order on apprenticeships, to predictions about the automation of large swaths of the workforce. Yet I rarely saw in the media the one place where I would find […]

The Criminal Justice System Is Not Broken, It’s Doing Exactly What It’s Meant To Do

12.5.14

Given the criminal justice system’s racist history, the failures of  grand juries to indict Officer Darren Wilson and Officer Daniel Pantaleo are unsurprising and show the need for dismantling, not reforming.  BY REETU MODY First a St. Louis grand jury failed to find enough evidence to indict Officer Darren Wilson for firing six shots that […]

Fairness and Justice

Behind Bars, Forever: American Children Jailed for Life

04.1.12

BY CASEY SCHUTTE The law does not trust them to vote. It forbids them from watching certain movies in the theater or signing up for a credit card on their own. Consuming alcohol is certainly off limits, as is smoking cigarettes. Society proscribes certain activities for these people because, the thinking goes, they lack the […]

Fairness and Justice

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