Second Amendment people and the NRA

August 19, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Scott Melzer
The NRA has emerged as Trump’s staunchest and most important ally and nothing short of Trump doing an about-face and supporting gun control will cause the NRA to withdraw its endorsement, or stop spending millions of dollars in support of his candidacy.

Fethullah Gülen: public intellectual or public enemy?

August 8, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Joshua D. Hendrick
The implications of Turkey’s failed military coup are deeply concerning for Turkey, the region and the world. The Turkish government insists Fethullah Gülen orchestrated the coup, and are demanding both domestic and international cooperation to bring him and his alleged co-conspirators to justice. What do we know about this man and his movement?

Why aren’t millennials participating in politics?

July 25, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Shauna L. Shames
Millennials are not voting as much as they should, but the real problem is that young people think politics are kind of slimy, definitely antagonistic, and not generally the way they want to solve the kinds of problems they care about.

#BodyShaming

July 22, 2016 nyupressblog 1

—Amanda M. Czerniawski
Last week, Playboy model Dani Mathers got herself into trouble after posting a photo of a naked woman in an L.A. Fitness locker room to her Snapchat account. This kind of body shaming is, unfortunately, not uncommon and quickly provoked reaction throughout social media.

How racism came to be called a mental illness — and why that’s a problem

June 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

— James M. Thomas and W. Carson Byrd
Few would disagree that racism deserves condemnation, or that racist people shouldn’t change their views. But arguing that racism constitutes an actual mental illness goes a step further. Racism has long been considered the product of economic, social and political forces, not a mental health disorder. What changed?

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