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From The Critical Race Initiative: In solidarity with our Asian and Asian American colleagues and friends

Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona (Source: Unsplash). On Tuesday, a white man purchased a gun and within hours walked … Read More

Graduate Student Experiences in the Midst of Multiple Pandemics

Photo by Changbok Ko (Source: Unsplash) COVID-19 has exposed America’s fragile fault lines associated with economic and racial inequality. Read More

The Deadbeat Presidency

On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address. The address followed the longest government shutdown … Read More

Tear Gas? This Is America.

More than 7,000 Central American migrants are currently in Baja California, Mexico, waiting to apply for U.S. asylum. They have traveled thousands of miles, … Read More

Amazon puts itself on the market, but we’re the ones for sale

This is Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s Willy Wonka moment. The online retailer, consumer electronics giant, film studio, cloud computing company, and gourmet grocer announced a … Read More

Seven things social science tells us about natural disasters

The word disaster conjures a variety of devastating images. Natural disasters can have unpredictable and frightening impacts on communities. Survivors of such events … Read More

Make ‘hockey is for everyone’ for everyone

Before you keep reading on, stop for a moment and think about what you see in the picture above. February was … Read More

immigration data tools

Immigration statistics are everywhere, true or false. Need to clear something up in a lecture, a paper, or dinner table conversation? Lots of … Read More

Shame, shame, shame

The author shows off her national pride at a daycare in Israel, 1996 There is truly something … Read More

Women’s March: Big Tents Require Both/And

We won’t agree on everything, and that process of engaging with one another is what will lead to a strong movement and better outcomes. Read More