‘Urban Renewal’ Destabilizes Established Neighborhoods

  It’s hard to overlook the changes in sights and sounds of Highland Park, a neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles. Walking through the community in...

Status Over Survivor

*Trigger warning: this editorial contains references to sexual harassment. When he rubbed her neck, she felt uncomfortable. When he squeezed her, she froze with shock....

First Amendment Defense Act is Anti-LGBTQIA+

There has never been protection for LGBTQIA+ people in the U.S. Yet, last month the GOP launched an attack on transgender and queer civil...

The UC Celebrates 150 years of Inequality

This year, the University of California celebrates “150 years of pioneering a better future.” While the UC celebrates, its Black female university workers are...

Title IX Guidance Favors the Accused

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos rescinded the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and 2014 Question and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence, threatening thousands...

Stalling on Trans Rights

Four years ago, Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination “is the civil rights issue of our time.” North Carolina’s blatantly transphobic bathroom law...

Last Chance for Commutation

The first time Chelsea Manning wore clothing that matched her gender, she was on leave in the U.S. from her deployment to Iraq. In...

Justice Waits on the Border

Friends dared 15-year-old Sergio Hernández to touch the chain link fence separating Mexico from the U.S., but he didn’t know he would lose his...

Lack of Access to Health Care for Farmworkers

In a single day, a farmworker can spend 12 hours bent over, pausing only to lift buckets of produce that weigh up to 40...

Michigan Failed in Protecting Flint

With over 87 people infected and nine dead, Flint, Michigan officials’ ineptitude warrants not just resignations but criminal charges. For 18 months, the city used...
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