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The History of Public Education in New Orleans Still Matters

Photographic Credit; Students at a New Orleans charter school in 2011. By Ted JacksonTimes Picayune. If we cannot see white supremacy in the past, how will we recognize it in 2016? One could reasonably conclude that, prior to 2005, public education in New Orleans [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:07+00:00

Denial of The Right To An Education

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Youth of African descent have been systemically denied an right to an education through the school-to-prison pipeline and their parents have been stripped of their right to self-determine the kind of education given to their children through privatization.1 The Federal government, under No Child Left [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

The Grand Jury Process—The Judicial Explicitness of Implicit Bias

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Less than two seconds. Let that sink in. It took less than two seconds to make, What a Grand Jury rules is a legally reasonable decision. The patrol car was still rolling onto the scene. And yet, the Officer, Timothy Loehmann, pleads, He shouted four [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

As a Minority Student at Mizzou, The Racial Tensions There Didn’t Surprise Me

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This week’s events at the University of Missouri don’t surprise me one bit. As a graduate student in Mizzou’s journalism school with a Japanese and Jewish background, I know what it’s like to be a minority. There, I am regularly reminded that I am different. Without [...]

2016-11-29T17:39:09+00:00

My University Studies Haven’t Saved Me From Homelessness and Hunger

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Food and housing insecurity do not disappear from people’s lives when they go to college. There is this damaging misconception that once you get to college – once you’re on an upwardly mobile, higher-education track – you magically have the same resources and opportunities as everyone [...]