Witnessing first-hand how an immigrant-serving organization handled changes in immigration policy— beginning with the zero tolerance policy, family separations, the Matter of A-B, and the relocation of migrant families— exemplified the dynamic pace of the job and the need for resilience of everyone involved.
Hansen’s deeply personal account of her years in Turkey relays a historical critique of American power, the relationship between our racial history and foreign policy, and American exceptionalism.
If Sessions decides to double down on his aggressive ignorance, the country will suffer as a result.
Chicago is the subject of two distinct visions of crime and crime-fighting. Analyzing how the Obama and Trump administrations address the city, as well as the broader issues of criminal justice, reveals how they both craft narratives about crime and policing.
If Congress and the courts continue to defer to the executive branch during the Trump administration, they will permit an expanded extra-legal war against ISIL and other terrorist groups.
If the American left wants a plan that provides opportunity, expands freedoms and rights, energizes voters, and appeals to workers, then the Movement for Black Lives and their platform is a fantastic place to start.
So long as the Second Amendment is in place, it is impossible to implement many “common sense” gun laws; lawmakers’ hands are tied because having gun ownership considered a “right” rather than a “privilege” supersedes any logical bill regarding firearms.
If Donald Trump is really only referring to the “practice” of Terry stops, and not discussing its application, then his proposal to “do stop-and-frisk” is completely meaningless.
Brock Turner has brought attention to sentencing in rape cases. Conor Young, a Trinity University student, states “So, the stage is set. All of the success he achieved in swimming contributed to the building of a boy who — according to official reports by his own female teammates — was uncomfortable to be around.”
Rhetoric from many opponents of Black Lives Matter has only deepened our divisions by dismissing oppression, linking civil rights with violence and professing Black criminality.