October 19, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

October 19, 2015: Weekly News Roundup

First Democratic Presidential Debate Last Tuesday, the first Democratic presidential debate was held. Many felt Hilary Clinton was the winner of the debate, but Bernie Sanders scored one of the most memorable moments of the night, when in response to a question about...
Discussing Race with White People

Discussing Race with White People

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...
Supreme Blindness

Supreme Blindness

[pullquote]“Those whom we would banish from society or from the human community itself often speak in too faint a voice to be heard above society’s demand for punishment. It is the particular role of courts to hear these voices, for the Constitution declares...