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What About Iowa Women?
What About Iowa Women?

By: Veronica Stafford On June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court released its opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization[1] overruling Roe v.

Double Confirmation: What Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings Confirmed About the Careful Way Black Women Must Present Themselves in the Workplace.
Double Confirmation: What Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Confirmation Hearings Confirmed About the Careful Way Black Women Must Present Themselves in the Workplace.

"This is nothing new to Black women, but last week’s hearings reminded all of us and confirmed that, over the historical moment, Black women walk a careful path when it comes to how they express themselves in public, especially in the workplace or else they risk coming off angry and unprofessional."

Ukraine Crisis: International Response to Russia’s Attack Against Ukraine
Ukraine Crisis: International Response to Russia’s Attack Against Ukraine

"Now is the time to stand united in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As the crisis in Ukraine continues, Ukraine needs international solidarity, demanding that Russia immediately cease the hostilities in Ukraine."

African and Middle Eastern Facing Discrimination at the Ukrainian and Polish Border: Double Standards for Refugees Fleeing Ukraine
African and Middle Eastern Facing Discrimination at the Ukrainian and Polish Border: Double Standards for Refugees Fleeing Ukraine

"While the international community has been focusing on the dangers faced by Ukrainians in this grave humanitarian crisis produced by the Russian government, we must also speak up for these African and South Asian students facing the same dangers and who must be treated with dignity."

“Fairness” for Who? Transgender Women Athletes Stay Afloat for Now.
“Fairness” for Who? Transgender Women Athletes Stay Afloat for Now.

“By reducing ability to biology, critics of trans participation in sports reinforce gender stereotypes that push trans and cisgender women backward, ultimately dampening competition and threatening the legitimacy of women’s sports.”

Reinvigorating the Rooney Rule
Reinvigorating the Rooney Rule

"Enforcement, oversight, and leadership are needed to make real improvements and not have hard-won gains swiftly erased. The N.F.L. is a case study in the loss of these gains and needs to reinvigorate their commitment to diversity."

Reactions To Potential SCOTUS Nominees
Reactions To Potential SCOTUS Nominees

"As President Biden prepares to announce his nomination towards the end of February, America will have to brace herself for another intense debate which would only worsen the public’s opinion of the Supreme Court."

Same Old Song and Dance
Same Old Song and Dance

"Thus, until the NFL proactively reports and addresses its shortcomings regarding minority groups publicly, they will continue to flounder in the court of public opinion and fail to combat discrimination and harassment in the workplace."

Where’s the Data? Lack of Media Coverage Magnifies the Ongoing Effects of Colonialism on Indigenous Communities Looking for Answers
Where’s the Data? Lack of Media Coverage Magnifies the Ongoing Effects of Colonialism on Indigenous Communities Looking for Answers

"This data crisis and racist media bias, in conjunction with the generational trauma colonists have created and continue to create for our Native communities, must be addressed."

Wooden v. United States: What it Means for Children Offenders
Wooden v. United States: What it Means for Children Offenders

"One night of peer pressure or immaturity could lead a child to be identified as a career criminal and subject to the harsh sentencing minimum of the ACCA if the government’s broad interpretation of “occasion” is adopted."