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‘Hypocracy’: Selective Attention to Human Rights

‘Hypocracy’: Selective Attention to Human Rights

BY COLTON CALANDRELLA Unfortunately, in many parts of the world prejudice and hatred against homosexuals prevail as the status quo. Uganda recently passed a law criminalizing homosexuality in extremely harsh terms. President Obama condemned Uganda’s anti-gay law almost as vociferously as the law itself condemned homosexuality. He was not alone; countless Western leaders joined him in denouncing the law as […]

Why Race Matters: Blackness in a White Society

Why Race Matters: Blackness in a White Society

BY VALETA BROWN In 2006, a teenage girl named Kiri Davis came to Reel Works with an idea of exploring how the impact of slavery and racism can be seen within black culture today. She and her mentor recreated the famous “doll test” by asking 21 preschoolers to choose between a black and a white doll. The majority of children […]

by · April 1, 2014 · 0 comments · Controversial Issue
Deserts at our Doorstep

Deserts at our Doorstep

BY SAMMI PITZ Among the fancy restaurants, elaborate college dining halls, and lavish high school cafeterias, St. Louis holds a total of eighteen food deserts—one of the highest such proportions in the United States. The USDA defines a food desert for an urban area as “not having access to a full-service grocery store within one mile.” Throughout the city, the […]

Immigration Policy as a State Issue?

Immigration Policy as a State Issue?

BY LAINEY SCHMIDT Immigration policy is a controversial topic for all nations.  In the United States, it is especially heated because of the added competition between federal rights and states’ rights.  Though all immigration laws are supposed to be handled through the federal government, a problem arises when states do not feel that the job is being done adequately. This was […]

Race to the Finnish Line: the American Education System

Race to the Finnish Line: the American Education System

BY SARAH NESBITT America boasts of maintaining liberty and justice for all, yet all indicators of equal opportunity in the realm of education point 4800 miles northeast of the United States to the Scandinavian country of Finland. The mechanism of competition underlying Western capitalism seems to have permeated America’s education system; Finland’s focus, however, lies elsewhere. The Washington Post recently published an […]