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Athletes Navigate Transgender Sports Bans

Athletes Navigate Transgender Sports Bans

by Emily Pecot Participation in sports—from Little League to high school to the collegiate level—is about more than just winning. Involvement in sports promotes life skills such as discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, and teamwork. According to Inside Higher...

Voter Suppression: No Voice, No Representation

Voter Suppression: No Voice, No Representation

by Sylvia Mendoza The U.S. Constitution established the United States as a democratic republic, meaning that representatives of our government—federal, state, and local—are elected by its citizens. Voting, in fact, is considered a civic duty and the way that citizens...

Coping with the Tragedy of Indian Boarding Schools

Coping with the Tragedy of Indian Boarding Schools

by Daryl E. Lucas Imagine being taken from your family, told you can’t speak the language you’ve always spoken, wear the clothes you’ve always worn, observe the cultural traditions you’ve always held, and you would now be called by a different “American” name. That...

Double Burden on Black Farmers in America

Double Burden on Black Farmers in America

by Sylvia Mendoza Farming in the United States is a tough profession for anyone. You’re always at the mercy of Mother Nature for whether you have a good harvest or your crop is destroyed. The life is made even more difficult for Black farmers who have faced...

Addressing Race-Based Hair Discrimination

Addressing Race-Based Hair Discrimination

by Suzi Morales Chances are that your school has a dress code or other rules to make sure class isn’t disrupted by what students are wearing or by their appearance. By law, such appearance standards in schools or the workplace must be neutral and not single out a...

A Hate Lasting Two Thousand Years and Counting

A Hate Lasting Two Thousand Years and Counting

by Robin Roenker Anti-Semitism is often called the “world’s oldest hatred.” The threat of anti-Semitic attacks against Jewish communities still looms large today. The American Jewish Committee, a Jewish advocacy organization founded in 1906, released a survey in...

Voter Suppression Threatens the “Right to Vote”

Voter Suppression Threatens the “Right to Vote”

by Erin Flynn Jay Amendments 15, 19, 24 and 26 to the U.S. Constitution all mention the “right to vote.” All four of these amendments outline who cannot be denied suffrage; however, there is no mention in the U.S. Constitution and no amendment granting an affirmative...