Five Facts about Affirmative Action

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The Trump administration’s decision to investigate affirmative action as a vehicle of reverse racism demonstrates, at best, the sheer lack of understanding the current administration has of the realities of race- and gender-based policies in this country. At its worst, it is a deliberate ploy to undermine the potential human capital of historically marginalized groups. […]

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National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the Use of Deadly Force

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National Gun Violence Day is upon us, and it’s a poignant time to recall that gun violence touches all Americans, regardless of race, class, or gender. Every day, 93 people die from gun violence; more than half are teenagers and children. These numbers are so alarming that public health officials have long pushed for gun […]

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Why Medicaid Matters for People of Color

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Medicaid is the country’s single largest source of health care coverage, with 73 million enrollees. In 2015, almost 60% of Medicaid enrollees were people of color. It narrows the health disparities gap by providing people of color with access to health care, specifically preventative care, which prevents treatable diseases from metastasizing into chronic conditions. Due […]

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