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DAVIS: Racial Bias Impedes Justice

DAVIS: Racial Bias Impedes Justice

It has been over a year since the murder of Trayvon Martin, theFloridian teenage boy who was gunned down by George Zimmerman. The case drew national attention, especially in regard to Florida’s stand your ground law, which permits a person to use force for self-defense when there is belief of a threat. According[Read More…]

by April 23, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DAVIS: Pluralism Needs Action

DAVIS: Pluralism Needs Action

I recently participated in a panel held by Georgetown University’s chapter of the NAACP and met with a couple of students who attend Howard University. The conversation ended that night with an understanding that all schools — whether historically black or predominately white — have room for improvement when it[Read More…]

by April 9, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DAVIS: Minority Victims Overlooked

DAVIS: Minority Victims Overlooked

Have you seen, or at least heard of, Terrilynn Monette? The young New Orleans schoolteacher went missing earlier this March after a night out with her friends. Allegedly, they left Monette in her car as she requested so she could sober up before driving back home. As she rested in[Read More…]

by March 19, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DAVIS: Star Too Scandalous For TV Show Viewers

DAVIS: Star Too Scandalous For TV Show Viewers

Every Thursday night, my friends and I gather to watch ABC’s “Scandal” and it never fails to keep us guessing about what will happen next. But the show does more than keep its audience on the edge of its seats for entertainment purposes: Every episode prompts viewers to analyze both[Read More…]

by February 11, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DAVIS: Beyoncé in Sync with Feminism

DAVIS: Beyoncé in Sync with Feminism

Since her paradoxical “Independent Woman” and “Cater 2 U” days with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé Knowles has long  been at the center of many conversations about the feminist politics of respectability. Her supposedly suggestive spread in the February issue of men’s magazine GQ reignited controversy over what some would say are her wishy-washy feminist ideals. In[Read More…]

by January 29, 2013 0 comments Opinion
DAVIS: Social Media Frenzy Muddies Our Politics

DAVIS: Social Media Frenzy Muddies Our Politics

We are getting swept away by social media. Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram photos and Tumblr blogs are distorting our sensibilities toward the issues that matter the most. According to Amanda Hess’ Poynter Institute article “Binders Full of Big Bird,” just one minute after Gov. Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women”[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion
DAVIS: A Level College Playing Field

DAVIS: A Level College Playing Field

Discussing grades with classmates can certainly be an uncomfortable encounter. As awful and over-analytical as this may sound, students typically only ask when they expect to hear lackluster results. Recently, a woman of color spoke to me about an unfamiliar peer who casually interrogated her about the grade she received[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Commentary, Opinion
DAVIS: On Election Day, Only One Man for Women

DAVIS: On Election Day, Only One Man for Women

First lady Michelle Obama’s speech, titled “How Hard You Work,” was perhaps the most impressive speech of the Democratic National Convention. On behalf of her husband, she relayed a simple, well-received message: The Obamas know the American dream because they epitomize it. This Tuesday, the campaign raised $4 million at an event[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments Opinion