Posts from the ‘Social Justice’ category

May the Loudest Voice Win?

  As far as free speech cases went, it was a strange one. An elementary school in North Carolina told a male student, Grayson Bruce, to…

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Moving On Up: Gentrification and Inequality

  For longtime residents of  “the Mission,” one of San Francisco’s most distinguished neighborhoods, the community’s rapidly changing demographic is a regular topic of public discussion.…

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What’s in a Name?

  In American culture, there is no marriage of art and commerce as spectacular and ritualistically prominent as Super Bowl commercials. A couple days before the…

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Macklemore’s Grammys and the Future of Rap

  It was pretty clear leading into the Grammys that there would be controversy if Macklemore’s The Heist beat out Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City…

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Twitter, Racism, and Public Discourse

  On December 6, 2013, nineteen year old Flora Coquerel was crowned Miss France 2014. The daughter of a French father and Beninese mother, Coquerel’s coronation…

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The Question of Free Speech

  Whenever a public figure—be it a politician, or a pundit, or a reality TV star, or a musician—makes some kind of controversial statement in a…

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The Ethan Couch Question

  Ethan Couch is a sixteen year old kid from Texas. He was also, this past week, sentenced to ten years of probation for killing four…

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