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06 Aug 2020

Prescribing Prison 

In America, one in five adults experience mental illness at least once in a given year. It is a much-researched phenomena in this  country. Less-known is that the American penal system incarcerates over 2 million people with mental illnesses every year, according to the National…


Look Beyond the Viral Video 

Search “Native American” on any news site and you’ll likely be greeted by controversy surrounding the Indigenous Peoples March. But focusing on one incident incites momentary outrage and obscures the systemic problems Native Americans face every day. A viral video overshadowed the Jan. 18 Indigenous…


Deportation in the Shadows 

As America watches border patrol agents throw gas canisters and tear children from their parents at the nation’s southern border, the White House is quietly preparing to detain 7,000 Vietnamese residents and deport them across the Pacific Ocean. Donald Trump’s policies hurt immigrants and, for…


Pipeline to Disaster 

Stripping indigenous peoples of their lands is so frequent in history, it is almost routine. Today’s colonists are much the same as their 17th-century counterparts. All that has changed are the tactics they use to conquer. Battles once waged with weapons now come in the…