Society

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Family Separation at the U.S.-Mexico Border

The Trump Administration has proposed a variety of excuses for its policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the border. Do any of them actually hold up?
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“Incels” and the Right to be Loved

"Incels" argue they are entitled to love, and specifically, to sex. But do their claims really hold up?
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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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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.
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Does the Right to Self-Defense Give Us a Right to Guns?

Does a right to self-defense guarantee access to firearms?
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In Washington, D.C., A March Against Fear

At the March For Our Lives, young people stood front and center in the fight against gun violence in America.
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Is the Global Citizenship Movement the New “White Man’s Burden”?

What does it mean to be a global citizen, and is it an inherently good thing?
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In Michigan, A Prisoner Forced to Pay for His Own Incarceration

A prisoner in Michigan recently published a major collection of short stories. Now, prison officials are asking him to use the profits to pay for his own incarceration.
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The Complex, Yet Remarkably Straightforward, Ethics of the N-Word

Examining the history and contemporary use of the n-word reveals why it's so problematic for non-black people to say it.
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Are Undocumented Immigrants Obligated to Obey US Immigration Law?

The debate around the fate of DACA requires an examination of what relationship undocumented immigrants should have to US immigration law.