Archive for inequality

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 9:03AM

Democracy Hangs in the Balance as Supreme Court Deliberates

In what may be its biggest decision since Bush v Gore, for all intents and purposes, handed the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, the United States Supreme Court is deliberating Gill v. Whitford, deciding the constitutionality of Wisconsin legislative district lines drawn by the Republican majority in 2010…

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Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 @ 10:59AM

Brown School in Solidarity with Community Protests

St. Louis was ground zero for the ongoing struggle for social justice as scores of students and faculty at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis joined protesters to voice their displeasure in the wake of the acquittal of former police officer, Jason…

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Monday, August 14th, 2017 @ 8:22AM

Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [people] are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Most of know these words from the Declaration of Independence. Words can be powerful. Over the…

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Monday, July 17th, 2017 @ 8:04AM

CRISP Boot Camp Boosts Political Social Work

The inaugural CRISP Political Boot Camp is now in the history books. The three-day intensive training ended Wednesday with an emotional closing session during which attendees shared their challenges and the beginnings of growth, celebrated new friendships, and committed themselves to work in the political arena. It was a fitting…

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Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 @ 9:04AM

Will The Poor Always Be With Us?

One of the more fascinating experiences of my doctoral studies at Columbia University was delving into the writings of Richard Hofstadter in Shelia Kamerman’s policy class, particularly his 1944 book: Social Darwinism in American Thought which I found to be eye opening. The concept was new but seemed plausible: some…

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Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 @ 3:27PM

White House Antics Raise Anxiety Levels

Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker representing Tennessee said it best when he described the current state of the White House as being in a downward spiral. This blogpost is not long enough to detail all the chaos that has emanated from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in recent weeks. Many Americans are…

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