Tag: social justice

#CuffingSeason: A Few Thoughts on My Arrest
Opinion

#CuffingSeason: A Few Thoughts on My Arrest

Minneapolis police arrested four protesters from IfNotNow outside the offices on the JCRC on Tuesday morning. – https://t.co/FfDqrec9HG pic.twitter.com/mtARHcNXMs — TC Jewfolk (@TCJewfolk) April 11, 2018 On Tuesday I was arrested as part of a protest with IfNotNow. IfNotNow is a mass popular movement seeking to end the American Jewish community’s support of the occupation….

Opinion

Bending the arc of history back and forth

In politics, it seems there is nothing new under the sun. A century ago, on 5 February 1917, Congress passed by an overwhelming majority the first legislation in American history restricting immigration. Due to chaos and conflict abroad, the bill enjoyed broad popular support, and Congress easily overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. The law prohibited…

Yale professor James Forman Jr. speaks at Convocation
News

Yale professor James Forman Jr. speaks at Convocation

Yale Law Professor James Forman Jr. spoke at the 2015-16 convocation last Thurs. Sept. 3. His speech, “Struggling for Racial Justice in Our Times,” emphasized the individuals he had worked with in his fight against the school-to- prison pipeline, while encouraging students to believe in their abilities to make change and concluding with a call…

Arts

Thoughts on Culture: The Echo Chamber of Public Shaming

If you have a Facebook account, you probably saw links to the Buzzfeed article “A Lot Of People Are Very Upset That An Indian-American Woman Won The Miss America Pageant.” If you haven’t seen it, the article is a compilation of racist tweets, lamenting that an “Arab” won Miss America so soon after 9/11. These…