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A Stark Divide: On Critical Race Theory in the Classroom

Why might race-based education be necessary for developing our youth into fully-fledged adults?
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Underrepresentation in Clinical Trials and COVID-19

Our dedication to the value of efficiency means that the historically marginalized stay marginalized.
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The Broader Moral Issue Behind the Filibuster

Is the filibuster the linchpin holding it all together or a relic from a bygone era holding us back?

Opinion

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Time for Social Conscription?

The pandemic has offered a compelling backdrop for considering the institution of a national service program.
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Pride Parades and Respectability Politics

Etiquette norms regarding "good taste" and "decency" are just another tool used to stifle expression, encourage conformity, and police group identity.
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Criticism of Israel, Media Focus, and Bias

Given all the other international conflicts, can anything but anti-Semitism explain the obsession with Israeli policies?

Culture

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Intersectionality and the Problem of the MCU’s Ancient One

Our various social identities often transcend the labels and boxes made to contain them.
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On the Art of Evildoers

Is there any separating art from artist? Are publishers complicit? Cases continue to mount, but answers are hard to come by.
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On Climate Refugees and Captain America

Marvel's latest has superheroes struggling with problems we're only beginning to confront.

Recent

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Should Speech Have Consequences?

On what grounds can we justify punishing others for their objectionable views? When might sanctions do more harm than good?
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Cancel Culture and the Possibility of Nuance

When does a private disagreement become a matter of public interest? What defines the appropriate use of the online space?
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Re-Examining Scared Straight Programs

Mounting evidence questions the efficacy of disciplinary programs and the balancing of child and parental rights.
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What It Means to Be a Hero

Superheroes are the embodiment a host of norms and ideals that say a lot (deliberately or not) about what we think and believe.
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Time for Social Conscription?

The pandemic has offered a compelling backdrop for considering the institution of a national service program.
photograph of Doctor Strange comic book cover

Intersectionality and the Problem of the MCU’s Ancient One

Our various social identities often transcend the labels and boxes made to contain them.