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Adnan Syed: Wrongful Convictions in the US

The overturning of the conviction of Adnan Syed is something that is an extension of the problematic prison system. We celebrate Syed’s conviction being overturned, as we hope for the thousands of innocents in the prison system to also be allowed a fair trial and justice. Syed was released from prison after 23 years after being imprisoned for the murder …


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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: What is MMIW?

A red hand over the mouth has become the symbol of a movement that aims to stand up for missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW for short). Nationwide, murder is the third leading cause of death for Native women according to the Urban Indian Health Institute. About 4 in 5 Native women have experienced violence, Native women are twice as …


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Racist Origins of the 2nd Amendment

Gun control is an always persistent issue in the United States. The gun lobby is extremely powerful and adamant that upholding the 2nd Amendment, which protects the rights for citizens to bear arms, is imperative to the foundation of the US. However, a historian has recently, to no surprise, uncovered that the 2nd Amendment is framed, like many other institutions …