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From Minstrel Shows to The Simpsons: Racism in American Comedy

Comedy and satire cartoons are supposed to push boundaries, but all too often, they fall back on deeply ingrained racist imagery.
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Searching for Authenticity, Finding Fallacy

When we look for an "authentic" restaurant, what do we really mean?
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Who is Welcome at Starbucks?

Two black men walked into a Philadelphia Starbucks to meet a friend. Moments later, the store manager called the police.

Opinion

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Opinion: President Trump, Peacemaker?

Is Donald Trump really in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize?
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Arming Teachers: A Half-Baked Solution to Gun Violence

Gun violence in schools is more prevalent than ever, yet still law-makers suggest arming teachers is the best solution.
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Opinion: Kevin Williamson Is Right (About One Thing)

The former Atlantic columnist's stance on abortion raises an important question: if abortion is murder, why are pro-life activists squeamish about prosecuting the women who seek them out?

Culture

Against Testosterone Testing in Sports

A major sports association now requires testosterone testing for female athletes. That is a mistake.
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Childish Gambino’s “This is America”: Why It Matters

"This is America" is a viral hit, but can it be the wake-up call America needs?
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NFL to Cheerleaders: Down Girl!

Cheerleading has often been seen as problematic for women. The revelation of the NFL's contracts for cheerleaders hasn't changed that.

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Against Testosterone Testing in Sports

A major sports association now requires testosterone testing for female athletes. That is a mistake.
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The Future of Farming: Reconsidering the E. Coli Breakout

Identifying the problems that caused the E. coli outbreak in May might point us towards newer, more sustainable methods of farming.
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Moral Responsibility at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Border Patrol policies have funneled migrants from Mexico to some of the harshest terrain on the border. Who is morally responsible for their deaths?
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Opinion: President Trump, Peacemaker?

Is Donald Trump really in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize?
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In the Boy Scouts, Making Room for More than Just Boys

In an attempt to diversify its membership, the Boy Scouts will soon be open to girls. What are the implications for the organization's future?
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Eric Schneiderman and the Moral Wrongs of Hypocrisy

New York's former Attorney General has been a strong supporter of the #MeToo movement. He has also been accused of assaulting four women.