Category Archives: Race & Social Justice Posts

Submissions for the Race & Social Justice Law Review Symposium

The University of Miami Race & Social Justice Law Review is now accepting submissions for publication in its Fall 2019 Symposium Issue. This year’s Symposium topic will focus on the Pottinger Decree and other Homeless Protection Laws. Publication in this issue includes the opportunity to present your work at the Race & Social Justice Law Review Symposium on September 20th, 2019. Submissions […]

Another Tragedy Reminds us that the LGBTQ+ Community Continues to be Discriminated: A Call to Completely End the FDA’s Ban on Homosexual Blood Donations

By: Candelario Saldana On October 2, 2017, America woke up to news of yet another tragedy: a shooting in Las Vegas[1]that left fifty-nine people dead and hundreds injured.[2]The following day, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman urged the community to donate blood to aid victims.[3]Answering her call, residents rushed to donation centers and patiently waited in […]

An Insidious Oversight: The Gender-Based Treatment Disparity and Medical Malpractice

By: Ariana Aboulafia Theoretically, medical malpractice claims generally concern “bad doctors” – those who fail or refuse to do their jobs properly, resulting in isolated instances of negligence where patients end up hurt. If this were true, then medical malpractice claims should in effect, apply to all people equally. However, various social forces such as […]

EEOC Fights to Keep our Diverse Community Safe from Employment Discrimination

By: Diana Johnson “In serving this community, the Miami District Office is mindful of the diverse workforce in all facets of the service, hospitality and tourism sectors and will protect workers facing discrimination in these important Florida industries.”[1]  This quote from Michael Farrell, the director of Miami’s District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]