By Hannah Vonberg Environmental racism is an awkwardly imprecise term. However, it captures a multitude of factors that constitute modern forms of racism.  Racism systematically constructs inequalities by conferring advantages upon one racial/ethnic group at the expense of others; power and privilege are distributed unevenly across space and time basedContinue Reading

By Lauren Griesedieck Over the summer, I completed a research project for an Honors personal project about the institutions in the United States as they pertain to race. This report covered six different institutions and examined the origins, evolution, and modern practice conducted by the respective institution. The full reportContinue Reading

By Martyna Olejnik  The recent events worldwide, whether it be the protests in support of the BLM movement or against the attempts of certain governments to limit or retract LGBTQ rights, forced me to take a step back and reconsider my own role in speaking up and advocating for thoseContinue Reading

By Arianna Pearlstein In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, ignited by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery among countless others, the modus Operandi of police disproportionately criminalizing Black Americans has taken center stage. The question many Americans are asking themselves is how toContinue Reading

By Juni Moltubak Neither unforeseen, nor unexpected, but yet shocking and disruptive. The death of George Floyd caused global reverberations across political, social, and emotional spectra. In addition, this wave of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests has to a large degree spread online, amplifying its transnational and transcultural scope. BLMContinue Reading