Health, Justice, Race & Ethnicity

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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Justice

Private Prisons: Profiting from Families, Controlling Inmates’ Fates

  While we’ve heard plenty about Big Oil, the gun lobby, and Big Pharma throughout this 2016 Presidential race, few have been talking about another highly influential industry: private prisons. According to ProPublica, private prisons in the United States grew by 37% between 2002-2009. In total, there are now 130 private prisons with approximately 157,000 […]

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Justice, Politics

Time to End Felon Disenfranchisement

“Nearly 6 million American citizens weren’t able to vote in the 2014 midterm elections due to their criminal records.” Vox “There are more felons barred from voting for Senate in Georgia than there will be voters in Alaska”  The Washington Post   Felon disenfranchisement is the practice of removing the right to vote from an individual who […]

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