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Jan, 2018

How Questioning Queer Sexuality Could Erase Queer Identity

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My co-author Kelly Eisenbrand and I penned this op-ed before Election day in 2016, so pardon some of the language that is now considered past-tense and I also still feel that its contents are relevant (unfortunately). After seeing the results, now is the time more than ever to stand with the vulnerable queer community. Despite the President-Elect recently saying “gay marriage is settled law,” this band-aid on top of a gaping wound won’t excuse his VP pick, his demagogic base, his potential cabinet picks, and his SCOTUS picks. You don’t […]

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Sep, 2017

Good/Bad Immigrants

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Hello all, due to the Trump Administration’s recent decision to rescind DACA, the social justic topic of the week will be on DACA and a more comprehensive, lesser known policy DAPA.  I will then discuss what the Trump administration is intending to do with DACA and also implicate Democratic Party leadership in helping to establish the precedence for Trump’s current policies and discussion.  Within this discussion of Democratic Party leadership helping to pass regressive policy targeting immigrants, I also look through a bill that has popular support from CA Democrats, […]

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Aug, 2017

Redlining

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Topic of the Week: Redlining Hello everyone.  I apologize for the hiatus on writing.  Now that I’m back on track, this week’s Social Justice topic is redlining.  The reason why this word was chosen is due to the negative impact redlining has had on people of color being able to secure critical life chances that can still be seen today.  This article will be primarily concerned with redlining in the mortgage industry. First off, redlining is defined as the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, […]

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Jun, 2017

Blue Lives Matter: Featured social justice topic of the week

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This week’s word (or phrase) is Blue Lives Matter.  The reason why this topic was picked is due to seeing no shortage of this flag hung outside of homes within Ventura County. I wanted to take the time to couple Blue Lives Matter with this insignia and unpack its implications.   First off, let’s define Blue Lives Matter.  Blue Lives Matter is a pro-police position that started after the killings of NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu in Brooklyn, New York, on December 20, 2014, after they were ambushed […]

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Jun, 2017

Microaggression

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Featured social justice word of the week: Microaggression This week’s word is microaggression.  The reason why this word was chosen is because we have perhaps heard of the word before, witnessed one being said, or even perpetuated them without knowing it.   Simply put, a microaggression is the casual degradation of any marginalized group.  Microaggressions tend to happen below the level of awareness of members of the dominant culture (the dominant culture being defined as English-speaking, European ancestry, Protestant/Christian faith, and generally dictated/benefiting cis-gendered, heterosexual males).   Microaggressions aren’t the […]

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