Thank you Julian Bond

Thank you Julian Bond

Thank you Mr. Bond Today was going to be a funny post day. Then we lost one of my personal favorite civil rights leaders. I read his biography at 10 years old, I got to meet him twice in my life, both times thanks to participating in NAACP’s Act-So Competition. I wish I had a ton to say today. But Julian Bond’s legend was fully conceptualized when I was in pampers watching sesame street. So I’m going to do something different than talk about my experiences, gush about his awesome achievements, or say why he needs to be more well-known to Read more »

Lesson 5: History is a Teacher. Learn from the Past

Lesson 5: History is a Teacher. Learn from the Past

There are so many quotes out there about learning from the past to protect the future. Whether its on a global or local scale, the idea is the same: “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Its an important lesson, but not one that I’m going to drag out too much, because, like I said, there’s a lot out there on the subject. In politics, people who lost previously get to run all over again, sometimes claiming a new set of ideals, or denying the ones they claimed the last time, and the general public Read more »

WDDIJ Presents The Justice League: Elite Law Schools Can Do What They Want

WDDIJ Presents The Justice League: Elite Law Schools Can Do What They Want

Elite Law Schools Can Do What They Want It’s my final year of law school and I had just finished my last final exam for the fall semester. Four exams filled with utter misery, confusing hypotheticals and might I add, law- professor- created exams with typos (and they say how important exams are). It was Friday night and I felt like I just got paid but I didn’t. I was completely exhausted from studying and working and working and studying. So naturally, after exams I went out for celebratory drinks with a fellow law student as we bitched and complained Read more »

Politics & You: Shots Fired At Affirmative Action

Politics & You: Shots Fired At Affirmative Action

Yesterday, the Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on Affirmative Action. While I understand that when most of think about Affirmative Action, we think about how it “forces” potential employers to have a certain amount of percentage of their employee population belong to racial and ethnic groups other then White, and to include a specific percentage of women. But what is it really? Of course there are many resources you can use for your own research on the matter, but as always, I prefer to start simple. And with respect to the simple route, by definition, Affirmative Action is: “(noun) an action or Read more »