Posts Tagged: Supreme Court

Racism Shouldn’t Be Shocking: Toppling American Myths

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Let us teach something new to the next generation that speaks to the lessons we’ve learned.

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There Is Simply No Time for This: Whose Streets? and Civil Rights Cinema

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It is unlikely I will see the US justice system evolve toward an egalitarian ideal in my lifetime. But Whose Streets? does offer a clearly visible North Star.

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What to Read When Things Go Nuclear

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Here are some books to read that will remind you that there is beauty out there, even if it’s hard-wrought.

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This Week in Posivibes: Love Wins

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After the Supreme Court ruling acknowledging the right to same-sex marriage was announced, musicians across the country have spent the weekend expressing their joy. Miley Cyrus said “thank you America for not cutting my chances to find true love forever and ever by 50%,” Madonna declared “The Revolution of Love has Begun,” and John Legend […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Miriam Toews

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Miriam Toews talks about writing, mental illness, death with dignity laws, and the thin and sometimes troubling line between fiction and autobiography.

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Victories for Pro-Choicers, Gay Marriage; Defeat for Voting Rights

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As you’re probably aware, we’ve been covering Texas’s grotesque anti-abortion bill SB5, and we’re overjoyed to report it did not pass. Texas State Senator (and now folk hero) Wendy Davis filibustered the bill for close to thirteen hours under the state legislature’s stringent rules: no sitting, leaning, drinking water, using the bathroom, or speaking about subjects […]

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Supreme Court Gay Marriage Roundup

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You may have noticed that all your Facebook friends are now the same person, and that person is a pink equals sign on a red background. That’s because they support same-sex marriage, and the Supreme Court is hearing arguments today and tomorrow regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in California. Here […]

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The Little Tolls and Pitfalls of Modern American Racism

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Abigail Fisher, a 22-year old white girl, a graduate of LSU, just pleaded to the Supreme court that the University of Texas rejected her four years ago because of affirmative action. UT says they’d have rejected her no matter her race; regardless, her suit might lead the Supreme Court to forbid the practice. She’s asking […]

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Blame Game

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At Clutch, Evette Dionne writes an open letter to Abigail Fisher, the young woman whose case against the University of Texas is currently being heard by the Supreme Court. Fisher claims that her whiteness was held against her, leading to the rejection of her college application. According to UT, Fisher wouldn’t have been admitted, regardless […]

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Today in the Supreme Court…

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My favorite Supreme Court watcher, Dahlia Lithwick, is hosting her yearly round table on SCOTUS decisions over at Slate. Joining her this year are Judge Richard Posner and Professor Walter Dellinger. The Supreme Court handed down a number of decisions today, but not the big one on the Affordable Care Act. That will come Thursday, […]

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