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YP4’14 Cortney Sanders Explains What’s At Stake in Fisher v. UT Austin

On Wednesday, December 9th, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. UT Austin II, the second iteration of a landmark case on universities’ abilities to employ affirmative action policies…

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#WeStandwithMizzou

Trigger Warning: white supremacy on college campuses   Last Thursday on my campus, Washington University in St. Louis, we had a demonstration standing in solidarity with the students at…

Picture of blog author Nicolas Chan's mother.
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Not Your Model Minority

That’s my mom. I snuck the snapshot of her when I said I had to pee really badly waiting to pick her up after work. She is usually really private…

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How to Not Perpetuate Racism and Be a Decent Human Being

Late this October, a South Carolina high school fired a white in-school resource officer named Ben Fields for using excessive force against a Black female student. In a widely circulated video,…

A Letter in Support of Marissa and Mara
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A Letter in Support of Marissa and Mara

If I may briefly interject from my original post… Though this piece is largely about the destructive nature of respectability politics, particularly in the Black community, it also is a…

Umi Selah accepts 2014 Norman Lear Award
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‪#‎YP4 alumni featured in Open Democracy

Young People For is proud for our work to be featured through such resilient and resourceful leaders as Umi Selah, 2005, and Sofia Campos, 2010. “Sofia Campos and Phillip Agnew first met…

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The Criminal (In) Justice System

By Christina Tudor, 2015 YP4 Fellow I’ve noticed when I have conversations about the Criminal “Justice” System, we talk about the abstract. People talk about writing laws. People talk about…