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Democracy in Action: 360 Video

Democracy in Action: 360 Video

Alec Fernandes

May 13, 2015

Photo by photographingtravis via Flickr   San Francisco City Hall has been the setting of many high-profile events, from the wedding of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio in 1954 to the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk in 1978. The city's long history of liberal activism...

Oklahoma’s possible hoodie ban supports racial profiling

Alec Fernandes

January 9, 2015

People cover their heads for many reasons – to avoid a nasty sunburn, to hide an embarrassing pimple, or even to commit a heinous crime. After all, a hoodie can conceal a bank robber’s face just as easily as it can mask a bad complexion. In Oklahoma it could soon be illegal to put on a hoo...

An open letter to Facebook Analysts, re: Ferguson

Dani Hutton

December 3, 2014

America the free, the beautiful, the progressive. Unless you happen to be a young black man, then you are automatically a thief. Or a rapist. Or a murderer, and general delinquent who smokes weed, and therefore deserves to die. Now, that is a strong statement. However, over the course of the past f...

Caught in the crossfire of Ferguson Protests

Lissette Vargas

December 2, 2014

On New Year’s Day in 2009, twenty-two-year-old Oscar Grant was shot and killed by a BART police officer at Fruitvale station. On February 26, 2012, just shy of his seventeenth birthday, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida. On Aug. 6, eighteen-year-old Michael...

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