Immigration, Race & Ethnicity

Immigration Discourse in America

by Marcel Akhame, columnist American immigration policy faces a wide variety of challenges, beginning with how we discuss immigrants and their experiences. For instance, the almost exclusive focus on Latinx immigrants, particularly those from Mexico, has led to xenophobia and inept immigration policy. Second, the American ‘melting pot’ framework often fails to recognize the varied […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic, Criminal Justice, Health, Justice, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice

COVID-19 Exposes Inhumanity in the Social Justice System

Call to Action and Curving the Spread of COVID-19 by Christ-Shamma Matalbert, resident editor & columnist COVID-19 has and continues to impact each of us differently; however, the pandemic has further revealed how the United States has continuously failed to address the country’s disparities. COVID-19 has shown Americans that minority communities are the most vulnerable and […]

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Criminal Justice, Justice, Race & Ethnicity

Reimagining American Policing

by Samuel Murray, columnist The United States may be undergoing the largest civil rights movement in American history. The Black Lives Matter protests, beginning on May 26 and surging in June, emerged in response to the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the murder of a jogger Ahmed Arbury, and the racial profiling […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic, Health, Healthcare, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice

Primed for Disaster: How Racial Disparities are Impacting Nursing Home Residents During COVID-19

by Mary Gens, resident editor To date, over 200,000 Americans have died from the COVID-19 pandemic. Over 40% of these deaths have occurred among residents of nursing homes, though this group makes up less than 1% of the U.S. population. This reality makes it critical that policymakers do better to address the needs of this population, […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic, Health, Healthcare, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice

Empowering Minority Serving Institutions to Increase Diversity in the Medical Community

by Arsene Frederic, Jr., editor in chief Grappling with the COVID-19 crisis and response has pivoted attention to another key area of concern facing the scientific community: the lack of diversity in the medical community. Diversity in the medical community is critical for ensuring that treatments and medical practices continue to serve the changing demographics […]

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Economy, Election 2020, Financial Security, Housing, Politics, Race & Ethnicity

Trump’s Racist Appeal to Suburbia and Its Place in the U.S. History of Housing Segregation

by Amanda Hermans, managing online editor In July of this year, President Trump sent a series of tweets to “The Suburban Housewives of America.” “Biden will destroy your neighborhood and your American Dream,” one tweet claimed. “I will preserve it, and make it even better!” Another touted, “I am happy to inform all of the […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic, Health, Race & Ethnicity, Social Justice

COVID-19 in Vulnerable Communities: Past Public Health Failures Threaten Successful Rollout of Vaccine Candidates

by Arsene Frederic Jr. This spring, governors and local officials across the U.S issued executive orders to halt public gatherings and close non-essential businesses to reduce the spread of COVID-19. In a swift response, the Trump Administration convened Operation Warp Speed to facilitate and accelerate the development, manufacturing and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and […]

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