The number of unaccompanied minors detained at the U.S. border with Mexico continues to rise, with more than 6,700 taken into custody in December alone, according to the latest figures released this week.
The number is a jump from roughly 5,600 detained in November and 4,973 in October, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Compared to same three-month period in 2014, the number of apprehensions in 2015 represents a 117% jump.
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The Syrian refugee crisis is creating national debates on how to handle the influx of people from war torn nations all around the world. Last week the internet was ablaze with the news that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs himself was the son of a Syrian refugee after street artist Banksy created a mural depicting Jobs as a refugee.
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Cocky. Self-assured. Reckless. Radical. Activist. Organizer. Leader. These words, and more, describe one of the unsung heroes of the Black Power Movement.
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By Robyn Rodriguez
They went back to campus, but they didn’t go to class. Instead, students at San Francisco State went on strike for five months, the longest academic student strike in American higher education history, and shut down their university. Their peaceful protests for the admission of a greater number of minority students, an education that reflected their families’ and ancestors’ histories and experiences, as well as more community control of their education, were met with violent police repression. Yet they stood their ground. led by a multiracial coalition, the Third World Liberation Front, would lead to the establishment of Ethnic Studies, including Asian American Studies, on that campus. Students on college and university campuses across the state of California, inspired by their peers at San Francisco State, followed suit soon after. Years later, students on campuses beyond California would be inspired to do the same. On those campuses where Asian American students were brave enough to stand up to their college and university administrations, Asian American studies programs and departments were formed.
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Over the past 72 hours I have been attacked with lies by the conservative media, lies that have been picked up by the traditional media and spread further. I have kept silent at the advice of friends and mentors, but I will do so no longer.
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How can we include settler colonialism in our work – especially as it relates to racism against non-Native people of color? It’s complicated, but this article’s got some crucial answers.
- Understand Racism and Settler Colonialism as Connected Forms of Oppression
- Examine How Settler Colonialism Creates Tensions Between Anti-Racism Work and Decolonization
- Learn That If You’re on US Land, You’re Complicit in Settler Colonialism
- Rethinking My Own History of Migration (And My Relationships with Land and Space)
- Learning Ways to Stand in Solidarity with Pacific Islanders
- Working on Crossing My Privilege Line
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Marissa Janae Johnson (1991?- ), a Black American civil rights leader, is a founder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapter in Seattle. She is best known nationally for stopping Bernie Sanders from giving a speech in Seattle on August 8th 2015.
Bernie Sanders is the most “progressive” (liberal or left-leaning) of those running for US president. He is a White senator from the second Whitest state in the nation. As Johnson rightly notes, he is a class reductionist, making policies that address issues of class in place of race.
Sanders had been interrupted by BLM protesters before. On July 18th at aNetroots Nation gathering in Arizona, they challenged him and fellow presidential candidate Martin O’Malley to make public their policies on structural racism. O’Malley did that a few days later. Sanders did not.
She now sees it as her duty to make people uncomfortable about living in a racist society.
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