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Trump Threatens DACA Reversal

Since Trump launched his bid for president two years ago, immigration (specifically, illegal immigration) has been one of the most pivotal issues in the political arena. While immigration has always been an important issue in politics, Trump has increased its significance even more. Whether it was regarding his rhetoric toward the influx of Mexicans, or the…

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Hysteria is Not Our Friend

Scrolling through social media, outrage towards the recent activities in Charlottesville, Virginia is apparent. It is very easy to come to a quick decision condemning the gathering of the alt-right that killed peaceful protestor Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who died after being run over by white supremacist James Alex Fields, Jr. As easy it…

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Identity Politics will Cause More Racism: A Response to Ben Mathis-Lilley

I recently read an article by Ben Mathis-Lilley, published on the identity-politics-focused Slate.com. The article, A Reminder That White Supremacists, not Black People, Invented ‘Identity Politics,’ brought up many… points. The article begins with a list of several historical events surrounding the abhorrent enslavement and oppression of blacks in America through the 1960s. Using this…

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