Vaccine Mandates and the Search for Social Justice

September 15, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jennifer Reich
At the beginning of each school year, children around the country will be asked to provide school supplies alongside evidence that they have received all recommended vaccinations against childhood vaccine-preventable diseases. Although these requirements have become increasingly contentious, but were, in fact, created only in the last 35-50 years in an effort to create greater access to care for the most children in need.

Dog Whistles, Fog Horns, and Racism in the Trump Era

August 16, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—James M. Thomas
Whereas the era of dog whistles may have signaled an ambient level of white rage, today’s white rage is so constantly amplified it no longer makes sense to talk about it as rage, or any other set of feelings that fall outside of normal conditions. In the Trump era, white supremacy is no longer a matter of rage. It’s a matter of fact.

Fear and Learning

July 13, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Glenda M. Flores
Schools are not set up to support Latina/o students, especially those with undocumented parents. Often, Latina educators have to fill resource gaps. These kinds of issues will only become more pronounced as the Latina/o population grows across the United States and as they come under attack in the Trump era.

Same-gender-loving big men of color

June 30, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Jason Whitesel
Bear culture for husky, hirsute gay men remains predominantly white. But three annual events, Heetizm Myami, Big Boy Pride, and Heavy Hitters Pride, focus on men of size and color, providing a space for celebration and solidarity.

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