Social Justice

The Woman Who Would Destroy Affirmative Action

By now, you may have heard of Abigail Fisher, who currently has a case before the US Supreme Court regarding her denied admission to the University of Texas. If judged in her favor, the use of racial preferences in university admissions may well be outlawed.

Transgender Day of Remembrance

So far this year, there have been at least 22 transgender people murdered in the US. Given that such numbers are gleaned from news sources–as far as I know, there is no coordinated national-level tracking–the real number is almost certainly higher. Of the 22 known for certain, 19 were people…

Sex worker activist Audacia Ray

Sex Work: Decriminalize It!

Back in August, Amnesty International threw down a gauntlet. After significant pressure from different sides along with a lengthy (and sometimes heated) public debate, the global human rights organization adopted a policy and series of positions regarding the treatment of sex workers.

Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day!

The kids are off school, the banks are closed, but most of us with jobs still have to work today. In that sense, the second Monday in October doesn’t always feel like a “real” holiday, so perhaps we don’t give it the amount of thought it deserves.