Central American women fleeing violence experience more trauma after seeking asylum

Many of these female asylum-seekers have already been abused before they cross the border. AP Photo/Gregory Bull The number of Central American women who make difficult, often harrowing, journeys to the United States to flee domestic and gang violence is rising. I’m a social science researcher and a social worker who has interviewed hundreds of […]

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The case for African American reparations, explained

A racial wealth gap is persisting after centuries enslavement and systemic discrimination. Hyejin Kang/Shutterstock.com For the first time, most major Democratic presidential contenders are talking about whether the U.S. government should consider paying reparations to the descendants of African Americans who were enslaved and suffered from large-scale racial discrimination. At least three of these candidates, […]

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‘I’m not a traitor, you are!’ Political argument from the Founding Fathers to today’s partisans

How partisans argue tells a lot about how the public sees democracy Shutterstock President Trump is working with the Russians to enrich himself. The Republican Party is shielding him from accountability. The Democrats want to win elections by repopulating the country with foreigners. Then they’ll be able to permanently transform the racial and cultural makeup […]

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Can the census ask if you’re a citizen? Here’s what’s at stake in the Supreme Court battle over the 2020 census

Citizenship may be included in the next census questionnaire. Maria Dryfhout/shutterstock.com For the first time in decades, the 2020 census might include a question asking whether or not each counted person is a citizen. When Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross directed that the 2020 census include that question, he claimed that it was necessary to […]

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