Tag Archives: Justice

Guantánamo is a grave reminder of the consequences of assuming all “terrorists are Muslims”

TweetIn a week marked by tragedy, an important op-ed published in the NY Times reminds us that there are people still suffering from the US’s anti-terrorism efforts. Two Gitmo detainees on hunger strike tell their story through their lawyers for us to read. I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost [...]
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Prominent women’s colleges unwilling to open doors to trans women

Tweet Last summer, Calliope Wong, then a high school senior, began an open-letter campaign regarding the admissions policies of Smith College. Calliope had hoped to apply for admission to their undergraduate program. But as a trans woman, Calliope encountered an admissions policy at Smith with such prohibitively high demands and so many inconsistencies that her [...]
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Open Thread

Tweet Today, as we honor King’s incredible life and legacy, it’s a huge cliche to say that his work isn’t done. But reading these 17 less well-known quotes from King and re-watching Jay’s video of 10 more, I was struck again not only by how many of the battles we’ve yet to win but also by how much [...]
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We must end stop and frisk

Tweet Crime reduction tactics should be effective and they should facilitate people feeling safer in their neighborhoods. Stop and frisk laws, popular in many cities and recently defended by New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, don’t do this. Instead they intimidate young men of color, instill fear in communities, restrict decision-making and mobility and permit [...]
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Quick Hit: Jay Smooth on the Trayvon Martin case

TweetAs always, Jay brings it home. Approx. transcript after the jump (thx Melissa!!) Tweet
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