Category: Op-Eds

Trump’s Not the Only One Undermining This Election

The 2020 election cycle marks an increasingly contentious time for American politics. The two parties are no longer representations of ideals or policy preferences, but have instead transformed into their own essentialist tribes with morality intertwining with membership. Yet politics is more complicated than one side being “good” and the other “bad.” Both parties bear [...]

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Emory, Stay Out of Our Sewage

In a Sept. 20 email to the Undergraduate Residential Center Building D residents, the Offices of Residence Life and Housing Operations and Student Health Services quietly acknowledged that the University has been testing wastewater from student-occupied apartments for COVID-19. Such behavior is a reprehensible and blatant violation of our right to individual privacy. Emory must [...]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Legacy of Collegial Fearlessness

Not many members of the American judiciary ever become celebrities. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was quite the exception, and the extent to which the nation has grieved her death is a testament to that. Throughout her 27-year tenure, she single-handedly reshaped American law, issuing famously scathing dissents and establishing enduring precedents. She made the U.S. [...]

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Democrats: It’s Unethical to Deny Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee

On Sept. 18, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away from complications due to pancreatic cancer. She never wavered from her liberal principles, writing thoughtful majority opinions in landmark gender discrimination and environmental cases and fiery dissents in abortion-related cases. May she rest in power. Without much time for Americans to grieve, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) [...]

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The Invisible Bias of Educationism

Modern society suffers from rampant “educationism.” Coined in a 2018 Journal of Experimental Social Psychology report, the term describes educated people’s implicit bias against those less educated. Educationism disadvantages both low-income and less educated individuals and preserves structural inequality. Consequently, our relative unawareness of educationism prevents everyone from connecting with others from diverse backgrounds and [...]

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