Race and Immigration

  • A History of Trump in Five Acts

    How the GOP created the candidate(s) who could destroy the party by Adam Mills   I. Our Wallace Many commentators have picked up on the striking similarities between Donald Trump and George Wallace. “Both candidates prospered by milking their followers’ sense of powerlessness,” wrote Jack Shafer recently for Politico. He continued: Never […]

  • Syrian Refugees Need Help, not Hatred

    Race and Immigration December 2, 2015 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

    As a former refugee, the response to the Syrian refugee crisis from government officials has been disheartening. With more than 4 million refugees, the U.S.’ commitment to admit merely 10,000 refugees is pitiful. As the richest and most powerful nation in the world, it is our duty to help others […]

  • Detained Without Due Process: Is Indefinite Immigration Detention Unconstitutional?

    Courts, Human Rights, Race and Immigration November 21, 2015 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

    Every year, the United States holds hundreds of thousands of immigrants in detention centers across the country. These individuals are subjected to prolonged periods of incarceration in a complex network of prisons and jails, where there is little oversight to ensure that conditions are humane and detention is not arbitrary. […]

  • The End of Family Detention?

    Race and Immigration November 13, 2015 at 7:42 am 0 comments

    The past few months have been a whirlwind for immigrant-rights activists working to end government detention of families at the border. In July, Judge Dolly Gee of the Federal District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the Obama administration’s blanket policy of detaining all female-headed immigrant families, […]

  • Systematic Civil Rights Violations Along the Border

    With the 2016 presidential primaries around the corner, immigration reform has been a common topic of conversation, with border security the central theme. However, frequently overlooked in this conversation are the consequences of devolving an overwhelming degree of power to Border Patrol agents, whom are subject to minimal accountability. Resisting […]

  • Discussing Race with White People

    Race, Race and Immigration October 15, 2015 at 9:59 am 2 comments

    I worry that I am The Black Friend, you know, the one mentioned before a white person blurts out something racist. “Some of my best friends are black,” they say, thinking back fondly to a high school English class, a coworker at a summer job, or a person of color […]

  • October 12, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

    Partial Stay Order Issued in Harvard Admissions Suit On Friday, Judge Allison Burroughs issued a partial stay order for Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College, which alleges discriminatory admissions practice against Asian American applicants. The order will stay in effect until the First Circuit hears an appeal by proposed interveners […]

  • A Gift from My Parents

    Amicus, Race, Race and Immigration October 8, 2015 at 10:02 am 0 comments

    I had the talk with my parents when I started high school. No, not that talk you are thinking of right now. They wanted to talk about institutional racism in America. Specifically, they thought it was imperative for me to understand the bias against Asian applicants during the college application […]

  • The Role of Violence in Ferguson

    Violence is more than just looting and fist fighting, but a harsh and rude disruption of the order of things. Can the whole of America be forced to wrestle with America’s most insidious problem absent violence of some sort considering the almost religious aversion to dealing with the continuing legacy of racism?

  • The Fight for President Obama’s Immigration Reform

    Race and Immigration March 4, 2015 at 10:07 am 0 comments

    The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of ups and downs in the fight for immigrant rights across the country. On February 16th, a Texas federal judge ordered a temporary injunction halting President Obama’s newest executive action to expand protection from deportation to broader groups of undocumented immigrants. The […]

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