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Promises Made and Finally Kept in Oklahoma

Promises Made and Finally Kept in Oklahoma

by Phyllis Raybin Emert The treatment of Native Americans since America’s founding has been riddled with betrayal and broken promises. In July 2020, with a 5-4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court held the U.S. to at least one of the promises it made to Native American...
More Than Meets the Eye in Cross-Racial IDs

More Than Meets the Eye in Cross-Racial IDs

by Michael Barbella Eyewitness testimony was often thought of as the best evidence in a criminal trial. Today, experts are learning it’s not so reliable, especially when the witness and the suspect are of different races. The concept is called cross-race effect, and...
Teaching Social Studies Without Bias

Teaching Social Studies Without Bias

by Maria Wood The material being taught in social studies class and how educators go about teaching it is currently a hot debate. Many scholars believe students aren’t getting a full and accurate picture of our nation’s history and fear that slavery in particular is...
Court Decisions Preserve DACA For Now

Court Decisions Preserve DACA For Now

by Maria Wood In 1875 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the regulation of immigration is a federal responsibility and in the 1880s Congress passed its first piece of immigration legislation, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The...
LGBTQ Community Makes Strides with Recent Ruling

LGBTQ Community Makes Strides with Recent Ruling

by Phyllis Raybin Emert LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer or Questioning) rights in the United States have advanced over the past decades. Members of the LGBTQ community, however, still face discrimination that others do not. A recent U.S. Supreme Court...
Redlining Making a Comeback, But in Reverse

Redlining Making a Comeback, But in Reverse

by Michael Barbella There was a time in our nation’s history when it was hard for people of color, particularly African Americans, to buy homes. Mortgage lenders subjected minorities to the discriminatory, unethical and illegal practice of redlining, effectively...