Gma

By Sophie Dess My grandmother’s eyes at times are obscured by two thick sheets of glass placed in cat-eye frames – she wears bifocals, which means she can’t gauge the scale of a decline. I think it’s formally deemed ‘a problem with depth perception.’ Thus, stairs pose a particular problem; her shaking hand is always [...]

Gma 2017-12-18T22:21:22+00:00

Exodus

By Dan Murage On December 1st, we wake up in the early hours of the morning and trek to the polling stations. While we wait for the polling personnel to arrive, we regale each other with stories of a new country, a new democracy again. Some hail this moment as “The New Gambia” and have [...]

Exodus 2017-12-18T22:22:31+00:00

Connecting Acts of Oppression: Applying Practice Theory to White Supremacy

By Ian Kennedy Contemporary popular debates about race and racism are caught in a difference of assumptions. On the one hand, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article “The First White President” in the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic exemplifies the systemic view: white supremacy and racism are perpetrated by all members who share a particular identification, leveling [...]

Connecting Acts of Oppression: Applying Practice Theory to White Supremacy 2017-12-18T22:32:03+00:00

On the Border Grind

Buena Vista[1] A secret: the Rio Grande Valley’s first legit skatepark is a living exhibit of border history. by Jonathan Leal In the early 2000s, the City of Edinburg opened Buena Vista. Sitting at the intersection of Sprague and Jackson, just down the street from the local university, the prized H-E-B, the beloved CoffeeZone, [...]

On the Border Grind 2017-12-15T20:32:45+00:00

Liberal Motherhood: Abortion Rights, Race, and Individual Sovereignty

By Hayley Wagner No longer can abortion simply be talked about in terms of individual choice and morality—in a country where access varies from easy to impossible and where structural violence pervades society, the terms of this issue must be expanded. The highly controversial issue of abortion has become stigmatized as a kind of eternal, [...]

Liberal Motherhood: Abortion Rights, Race, and Individual Sovereignty 2017-12-15T20:32:54+00:00

A Peculiar Type of Fear

The houses across from and next to 2905 Garland Avenue in eastern Detroit have plywood nailed over their broken windows. According to the 2010 census, this neighborhood is overwhelmingly black. In 1925, demographics were drastically different when Dr. Ossian Sweet moved into that same house.

A Peculiar Type of Fear 2017-12-15T20:32:59+00:00

FIGHTING NARRATIVES: AGENCY, GENDER, AND JIHAD IN THE GAZA STRIP

Fighting Narratives: Agency, Gender, and Jihad in the Gaza Strip By Sigrid von Wendel Women living in Palestine can encounter a range of oppressions. On the one hand, there is the force of Israel, backed by Western powers, which has occupied Palestinian land for generations; and on the other, conservative elements of Palestinian society and [...]

FIGHTING NARRATIVES: AGENCY, GENDER, AND JIHAD IN THE GAZA STRIP 2017-12-15T20:33:14+00:00

Beyond Non-Discrimination: A Critical Examination of School Safety, Support, and Inclusion of Transgender Youth

Author By J.M. Bendett Abstract This paper is part of a larger work focusing on the safety and support of transgender students in private schools throughout New York City. The greater work centers the recognition and visibility for transgender, gender independent, and gender non-conforming identities in a school context and explores the production of social [...]

Beyond Non-Discrimination: A Critical Examination of School Safety, Support, and Inclusion of Transgender Youth 2017-12-15T20:33:17+00:00