Op-Ed

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Under Discussion: Right to Riot?

Can looting and vandalism ever be considered a justified response to oppression? Does it effectively communicate a message of resistance?
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Under Discussion: Law and Order as Suppression and Oppression

The "law and order" slogan is nothing more than a wish return to the status quo that is fundamentally opposed to the project of racial justice.
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Under Discussion: The Multiple Ironies of “Law and Order”

The political slogan has long been associated with doublespeak regarding equality under the law.
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Against Abstinence-Based COVID-19 Policies

Colleges' policies regarding students and gatherings offers another lesson about using ideal theory in a non-ideal world.
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Wildfires and Prison Labor: Crisis Continues to Expose Systemic Inequity

Upon what theory of punishment do the incarcerated not deserve protection from exploitation?
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Essential Work, Education, and Human Values

What characteristics are unique to essential work and essential workers? What educational roles can we not live without?
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Who Should Get the Vaccine First?

Our basic equality needs to be respected in processes that determine who gets what.
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The “Wall of Moms” and Manipulating Implicit Bias

Media narratives regarding the "Wall of Moms" protests in Portland have a lot to say about implicit bias and the responsibilities of white allyship.
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Reflections of a Teacher during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Policy decisions and institutional design have a lot to say about the value we place on education and the components we deem necessary for its delivery.
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Do Police Intentions Matter?

If the prevalence of racial bias and the demands of law enforcement makes rights violations predictable, are we not then complicit in maintaining the status quo?