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On Denial

By Natsu Taylor Saito Natsu Taylor Saito is a renowned human rights attorney, scholar, and professor. But, she tells us, “this definitely does not reflect the views of my employer. I was supposed to write a nice academic essay. But only a rant came out.” Climate change. Global warming. A big chunk of Antarctica just [...]

The Sprouting of Human Rights Initiatives in the Midst of a Storm of Resistance to Refugees

By Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak Sarah Dávila-Ruhaak is the director of the International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. She wants to thank Alexis Andersen, Research Assistant for the International Human Rights Clinic at The John Marshall Law School for her invaluable research and edits. In response to the atrocities of [...]

An Algorithm for Capturing White Heteropatriarchy: The Parable of the Woman Caught in Adultery

By Blanche Cook Blanche Cook is an Assistant Professor of Law at Wayne State University School of Law. She was Assistant United States Attorney, 2005–2014, United States Department of Justice. This article is aadapted from her TED Talk, entitled “Caught: Calculating the Moves of Power in Our Midst.” She says, “A special thanks to my [...]

Will Koreans Count This Time?

By William S. Geimer A number of important matters are being ignored in the latest furor over North Korea. One of the most consequential is the fact that the U.S. created North Korea and South Korea, and then rejected the only democratic option for unification. This, as we will see, was accomplished in flagrant disregard [...]


By Joshua Dansby Joshua W. Dansby is a recent graduate of The George Washington University Law School and a member of the Washington State Bar. Joshua serves as a board member in a nonprofit and is currently a Charles F.C. Ruff Fellow at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Introduction [...]

From Dog-Whistle to Megaphone: The Trump Regime’s Cynical Assault on Affirmative Action

By Mark S. Brodin Mark S. Brodin is a professor and Michael & Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. His earlier writing on this topic includes The Fraudulent Case Against Affirmative Action—The Untold Story Behind Fisher v. University of Texas, 62 Buffalo Law Rev. 237 (2014) and The Slow Demise of Race [...]

Editor’s Preface: Summer 2017

By Nathan Goetting, Editor-in-Chief Right-wing pushback against the gains of the civil rights movement has al­ways been powerful, but with the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency, it has become unprecedentedly aggressive and malicious. White supremacists have been emboldened by this president. Near the top of his administration’s target list of civil rights reversals [...]