The Uproar

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Although George Floyd's death occurred nearly a year and half ago, his name has only grown more symbolic of the need for racial justice in America.

The Weight of a Name

August 25, 2021

George Floyd. Millions of people have protested in his name. During one week last June, Floyd’s name was searched more than “coronavirus” or “Donald Trump.” Protestors have set up an autonomous...

In the absence of a renewed effort to educate students on the importance of truth, conspiracy theories like QAnon will only continue to strengthen their hold.

An Era of Post-Truth

February 17, 2021

Activism is essential to a thriving democracy, but social media can inundate us with the world's injustices.

Like and Share to Save His Life

January 6, 2021

A few months ago, I had never heard of Brandon Bernard. But over the course of just a few days, I learned his story, familiarized myself with his case, his crime, and his punishment. Brandon was sentenced...

Since its colonial days, American public life has been marked by episodes of civil unrest.

Riots Through a Different Lens

November 18, 2020

The civil unrest that has marked much of 2020 has provoked pundits on both the left and the right to declare that civil war in America may be imminent.  But a wider view of history may suggest otherwise,...

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