Sorry, But No: You Can’t Bake Your Cake and Refuse to Sell It Too!

Member Discrimination, Freedom of Religion, Social Justice

Though it might seem like they’re striking a blow for religious freedom, owners of licensed businesses who try to deny services to same-sex couples on the basis of religious belief are missing the mark. Through such actions, they misinterpret the point of religious freedom in both the constitutional and biblical senses alike.  “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, …

Gerrymandering: The Suppression of Blacks, Hispanics, and Students

Member Discrimination, Law, Local Politics

Should Representatives Choose Their Voters? 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 the 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 …

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 …