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Aretha Franklin, John McCain, and the Meaning of Legacy

Aretha Franklin, John McCain, and the Meaning of Legacy

by | September 7, 2018

Last week my twin obsessions with politics and pop culture collided as I joined millions of vie

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Diversity at Stake in Kavanaugh Hearings

Diversity at Stake in Kavanaugh Hearings

by | September 5, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is about institutionalizing the trend at the highest court to re

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Lessons In Grief: An Informal Education

Lessons In Grief: An Informal Education

by | August 30, 2018

It’s been close to two months now since I lost my stepmom to cancer. For those who may questi

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Aretha Franklin: Entertainment Genius, Feminist and Social Activist

Aretha Franklin: Entertainment Genius, Feminist and Social Activist

by | August 21, 2018

While not overtly political, Aretha Franklin was astute to the power of her platform and used h

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A Trailblazing American History Professor is Found and then Lost

A Trailblazing American History Professor is Found and then Lost

by | August 20, 2018

Dr. Dawn Mabalon died when she suffered an asthma attack after snorkeling in Hawaii. And like t

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Was It Worth It? A McNair Scholar’s Reflection

Was It Worth It? A McNair Scholar’s Reflection

by | August 17, 2018

My palms were sweaty, my stomach uneasy and my body overwhelmed with nerves. I had returned to

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Time to Take a Collective Stand Against Dangerous Law

Time to Take a Collective Stand Against Dangerous Law

by | August 13, 2018

Six years after Trayvon Martin was shot and killed, the fight to abolish Stand-Your-Ground Laws

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Harvard’s Asian Problem Does Not Justify the Blum Lawsuit

Harvard’s Asian Problem Does Not Justify the Blum Lawsuit

by | August 7, 2018

That lawsuit filed by White conservative Ed Blum using Asians as proxies to fight affirmative a

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Doubts About Diversity

Doubts About Diversity

by | August 6, 2018

I am skeptical that any of us embraces “diversity” as much as we might believe.

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The Opportunity of Being First-Gen

The Opportunity of Being First-Gen

by | July 31, 2018

There is something about using my personal story as a first-generation college student to encou

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Debunking Mismatch and the Color-Blind Remedy to Affirmative Action

Debunking Mismatch and the Color-Blind Remedy to Affirmative Action

by | July 24, 2018

The affirmative action op-eds are starting to appear. Both the pro and the con. And there’s t

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What Higher Ed Can Learn from Ocasio-Cortez Campaign

What Higher Ed Can Learn from Ocasio-Cortez Campaign

by | July 12, 2018

Given Alexandri Ocasio-Cortez’s success in engaging first-time voters, despite being signific

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Trump Administration Takes Affirmative Action to Ignore Race and Law

Trump Administration Takes Affirmative Action to Ignore Race and Law

by | July 9, 2018

In case you missed it: while you were celebrating all the progress we’ve achieved in America

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Genocide to Exodus: Why the Average Joe Should Care About Puerto Rico

Genocide to Exodus: Why the Average Joe Should Care About Puerto Rico

by | July 6, 2018

Puerto Rico and the ongoing colonization of the island is nothing new. 1898 marks the official

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Being a Tourist is Not the Same as Being a Minority

Being a Tourist is Not the Same as Being a Minority

by | July 5, 2018

I recently returned from China. I spent the summer teaching American law, in English. As a Chin

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