"Survival is testament to someone’s strength. Healing is testament to the community surrounding her." — Lisa Factora-Borchers
Stand Your Ground, as it’s called now, or No Duty to Retreat as it was called back in the day, is irrational, because it’s meant to be. Those of us who are haunted by the sight of violence struggle to understand why, in the face of so much evidence, irrationality is allowed to rule. Lincoln’s answer was that it’s because the symbolic identity that guns provide matters more than the rational calculation of the harm that they do.
McDonald’s got heat for telling its staff to have two jobs. Its financial planning advice is even more offensive
Published on May 10, 2013
CSRPC Annual Public Lecture and CSGS Classics in Feminist Theory Series present Angela Y. Davis: Feminism and Abolition: Theories and Practices for the 21st Century.
by Mia McKenzie Two days ago, the Supreme Court repealed the segment of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that functioned to guarantee that communities of color have equal access to voting rights as white communities. On the same day, the court dealt a blow to the 1978 Indian Child Welfare Act, a federal law intended to keep Native American children from being taken from their homes and typically adopted or fostered by non-Native American parents. Yesterday, that same Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 , clearing the way for LGBT couples to access marriage rights. It’s possible that there has never been a week in the Supreme Court that so blatantly demonstrates which groups are a priority and which aren’t when considering the lives and liberties of US citizens. But that’s not what this piece is about. There will (and should) be plenty of articles written today and in the coming days that highlight that reality. Check out the perspectives of the