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Even at Swarthmore, we are all Trayvon Martin

Staff Editorial Race and politics have historically converged in the context of national tragedy. Joining the long list of lawful injustices is the Feb. 26 shooting of 17-year-old African-American male Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. The elements of the case are simple yet nuanced, as American social issues customarily are: the unarmed Trayvon was shot… Keep Reading

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Talking the talk, but not walking the walk at Swat

Staff Editorial Social dialogue is often pillared by two concerns: commerciality and civic cataclysms. That is to say, we usually reach for the language of diversity and tolerance when we either want to promote something as particularly diverse or tolerant, or when we want to understand, and ultimately extinguish, instances of homogeneity and intolerance. In… Keep Reading

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Self-deportation to be a naive immigration policy

The attractive rhetoric about America being the land of opportunity ceases to function once politicians, particularly Republicans, contend that the way to combat illegal immigration and staggering population growth is self-deportation. Yet that is exactly the stance Mitt Romney has chosen to take on the issue of illegal immigration. At a January GOP debate in… Keep Reading

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Collapse of Chester schools: worlds apart, minutes away

The collective familiarity of Swarthmore students with Chester is diverse. In other words, it is not shared. Most likely, interactions with or discussions about the city are tangentially related — and limited — to education department placements, community fellowships awarded through the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, student group initiatives, or, more mundanely,… Keep Reading

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Even one year later, Egyptians continue to protest

On Wednesday, January 25th, Egyptian protestors marked the one-year anniversary of the uprising that toppled the Mubarak regime by marching to Tahrir Square to demand that the ruling military council immediately hand power to civilians. The renewal of activist dissent is concurrent with Monday’s inaugural session of the first freely elected Parliament in six decades,… Keep Reading

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