Underrepresented minority enrollment at UMass Amherst has only increased four percent over the last 40 years. Continue reading “People of color severely underrepresented at UMass Amherst”
The 1868 clause in the 14th Amendment overturned Dred Scott’s ban on citizenship for African Americans. Continue reading “Ending birthright citizenship requires a constitutional amendment”
Paying prisoners fairly would make it impossible to keep so many people in prison. Continue reading “Want to end mass incarceration fast? Pay prisoners the minimum wage”
An Independence Day lesson in American history. Continue reading “The long death of ‘states’ rights’”
Long awaited by many, President Obama delivered a resounding call to action against racial oppression and violence in Charleston on Friday.
Friday’s Supreme Court decision did more than legalize same-sex marriage. It declared personal identity and beliefs to be fundamental constitutional rights.
80 percent of people subject to the GOP’s refusal to expand Medicaid live in former slave states. Continue reading “Taking down the flag is a good start, but it won’t ‘fix’ racism”
Of the 535 members of the 114th Congress, 438 are men.
Laws and media perpetuate racism. In America, racism is anti-black.
Recovering from the death of his best friend showed Zac Bears the importance of circumstance and privilege in every person’s life.