She doesn’t leap tall buildings with a single bound, wear spandex or even a cape. In fact, her diminutive stature would not make any bad guys soil their underwear, but make no mistake, they are very much afraid of her superpowers – so much so that they have made repeated threats on her life. I…
Voting is the civil rights issue of our day because it is the key to addressing our other grievances.
Over the past fall and winter quarters, students in Stanford’s Graphic Novel Project course have worked together to create a new graphic novel titled, American Heathen. The novel is the end product of a lengthy creative process and tells the unusual life story of 19th century Asian-American civil rights activist, Wong Chin Foo.
Ben Kaufman ’17 and Wyatt Smitherman ’16 debate what the Religious Freedom Restoration Act will mean for Indiana. Kaufman argues that the law will only allow for minority discrimination while Smitherman argues the bill is similar to many others, but would ultimately be better if replaced by At-Will contracting.
Johnathan Bowes’ column “Stone by stone: Refocusing the Ferguson protests” raises a few valuable policy points but falls a stone’s throw away from addressing the heart of the issue: the widespread belief that black men are inherently more criminal than the rest of society. Protestors are not simply “reacting,” as Bowes puts it, but instead making a valuable effort to get us as a society to acknowledge racial prejudice. The consequences of not doing so are, quite literally, life and death for too many young black men.
A new Stanford Libraries archive will feature images from critical moments in recent American history, including the civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
The following is an interview I conducted with Palestinian-American activist Fadi Quran on March 2, 2012, following his release from military custody. Quran was arrested on Feb. 24 during a protest in Hebron, West Bank. He was released on Feb. 28 after growing international media and pressure.
We live in a world driven by instant connections, with ready access to resources previous generations could only dream of. And yet, ignorance and hatred continue to fuel strife and violence all over the world. Be it religion, culture, caste or creed, the human race continues to be its own worst enemy. We like to think that we’ve outgrown the mistakes of our past, that this time around we will correct injustice before it happens, as opposed to retroactively applying a cure to something already diseased.