The world-class degree I will soon bear in my hands is valuable not just because of the opportunities it may open for me but also because of its potential to put me in a position to help others.
The person who hears Kendrick’s words and walks away solely with a message that advocates violence against the police is terribly mistaken. This is a song about hope.
I have noticed that rags-to-riches stories are also sometimes invoked in an effort to make invalid the real, structural barriers to success that those who are disadvantaged in our society face every day.
What we have seen at both Mizzou and Yale is what happens when a group of people are tired of being marginalized from the moment they set foot on campus.
If we really want to address immigration in this country, let’s acknowledge one fact: Our immigration system is broken.
Until last week, quiet, nonviolent cries for change in Baltimore fell mostly on deaf ears.
It is we, the collective people, who have the power and responsibility to shape this nation into the nation we know it can, and should, be.
Following the historic announcement on Dec. 17 that diplomatic relations would be restored between the U.S. and Cuba, Jeffrey DeLaurentis, chief of mission of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, recently sat down with Fifteen Minutes for a conversation about U.S. foreign policy toward Cuba.
We must remain vigilant in the face of dishonest laws that are disenfranchising our fellow citizens.
To sentence someone to death is to say that this individual no longer has the right to prove his or her innocence. For such a practice to have democratic legitimacy, the legal system must be able to determine guilt with absolute precision.
No matter how much the New York City Police Department or the right-wing media would like to spin the story in order to justify this killing, they can’t. The tape does not lie.
The time is now for the University to recommit to fostering a more supportive campus. This fall, the most racially diverse class of freshman in Harvard’s history will arrive at our gates. We cannot let these students down.
Affirmative action at Harvard today is affirmative action as it was conceived—equal opportunity for historically excluded groups to compete and succeed at the nation’s top universities.
To say that America is post-racial is to be blind to reality.
In the summer of 2010, LeBron James announced to the world that he would be joining fellow National Basketball Association stars Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to play with the Miami Heat.