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Racism or Economic Anxiety: Which Trumps the Other?

“We have tremendous African-American support,” he says sporting a camouflage cap with bright orange “Make America Great Again” stitching, “The reason is because I’m going to bring jobs back to our country.” With a hand waving relentlessly and an American flag pinned to his lapel, Donald Trump made these remarks at a rally in California….

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Chipping Away the Glass Ceiling

There’s something to be said about a woman who can commit herself to a profession that seeks to invalidate her and nullify her voice. She knows that she will contend with gender bias and the ever-present glass ceiling; yet, she goes into politics anyway. The 104 female members of the U.S. Congress, who use their…

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When Facts Don’t Matter

Truly unlike any other national election campaign in recent memory, a presidential nominee campaigned on unabashed nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiments… and it worked. Better than anyone could’ve anticipated, actually. Trump clearly tapped into some veiled, widespread contempt for immigrants, specifically undocumented ones. About two-thirds of Trump supporters saw immigration as a “very big problem” while…

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The Higher the Heels, the Lower Your Chances

Walking into your first college lecture hall can be nerve-racking, especially when you’re one of ten girls in a class of thirty-three. My current class, which is only a level up from intro, has five girls in a class of thirty. These gender disparities not only reflect the greater systematic issue of gender inequality, but…

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Where do the Facts Begin?

How many media outlets do I need to read in order to find the truth? While most media sources promote the idea of media neutrality, the reality is that “spin is in.” In other words, the same story from different media outlets results in multiple interpretations of the “facts.” The media has long played an…

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