Category Archives: Race & Social Justice Posts

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 […]

Addressing the Issues Caused by Calling the Police on Innocent Minorities

By: Emily Roberts In recent months, the prevalent issue of police calls made against minorities for unwarranted reasons has become increasingly publicized. While the trend of white people calling the police on minorities is not new, awareness for this issue has escalated as people have been recording and broadcasting such occurrences.[1] New York State Senator […]

“Revenge Porn” Law Survives Constitutional Challenge in Vermont

By: Nicole McLemore Last month, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the state’s revenge porn law against a First Amendment challenge in State v. VanBuren.[1]While the Court declined to classify revenge porn as a new category of speech excluded from First Amendment protection, it acknowledged that “extreme invasion[s] of privacy” are likely unprotected by the First […]

To Stand or Not to Stand: A Freedom of Speech Debacle

By: Isabella Falcon In 2016, forty-one percent of people shot and killed by police officers were people of color.[1]On August 26, 2016, Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49er’s then-quarterback, wanted to make an impactful move on game day to express his thoughts and concerns. He was photographed making a rather startling move on the sidelines; […]