Should Representatives Choose Their Voters?

Member Discrimination, Law

Gerrymandering, the controversial, undemocratic practice of representatives choosing their voters, rather than voters choosing their representatives, is once again in the country’s headlines. For much of United States history, the practice of gerrymandering was used to dilute or otherwise exclude the potential influence of minority (mostly African-American) voting districts so that whites would remain the majority everywhere, even when they …

BEYOND THE LIP SERVICE: REPARATIONS FOR REAL

Member Discrimination, Law, Social Justice

THE PROBLEM As the debates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primaries are starting to show, if there was ever a time for the successful extension of reparations for slavery to all Black Americans, that time has finally arrived. This conversation is truly happening on a national level, for the first time. Politicians running for the highest office in the land …

Fed vs State Powers (George Freeman)

Private Clubs: Civil Rights Exemption or Sanctioned Discrimination

Member Career, Discrimination

As a civil rights supporter, when it comes to creating an air of acceptance for all individuals, George resembles a full time activist. As owner of the famed New York nightclub Galaxy 21, he played an important role in providing a safe space for people of different races and sexual orientations to come together in the late 1970s. Galaxy 21 …