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A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

Civics in the Community | October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Look into Race & Representation within Police Departments

A lot of news stories recently have focused on race and law enforcement. Should the members of a police force reflect the larger population they serve?

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Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

News & Civics | October 3, 2014

Your Legal Rights and Responsibilities with the Police [An Illustrated Guide]

In August, riots erupted in Ferguson, Mo. after a white police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed, black 18-year-old. The incident underscored the importance of people knowing what their rights are when stopped by the police, and how to act appropriately during these interactions to best avoid potentially dangerous confrontations. Cartoon journalist Andy Warner explains the rules of engagement.

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Interactive Charts Examining California’s Prison System

News & Civics | June 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Interactive Charts Examining California’s Prison System

Who does California place behind bars? According to the CDCR 2011 data, most inmates originate from Southern California and are non-white.

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#BringBackOurGirls Brings Awareness Not Action

Civics in the Community | June 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

#BringBackOurGirls Brings Awareness Not Action

Does a hashtag have the power to change the world? Last week, students across the nation discussed the value of utilizing social media for social justice issues in our #DoNowNigeria post.

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The Achievement Gap Extends Beyond Gender in the U.S.

Community Voices | October 31, 2013 | 11 Comments

The Achievement Gap Extends Beyond Gender in the U.S.

Last week, students from all around the nation debated on the issue of gender equality in education in our #DoNowMalala post. We asked young folks why is it important for boys and girls to receive equal opportunities in education? What societal problems can be caused by an inequality in educational opportunities? Do you think there is inequality in educational opportunities in America? If so, what do they look like?

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Did Race Play a Role in the Trayvon Martin Verdict?

Do Now | July 26, 2013 | 64 Comments

Did Race Play a Role in the Trayvon Martin Verdict?

Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the last couple of weeks, you’ve probably heard by now that George Zimmerman was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. On the night of July 13, after more than 15 hours of deliberation, the six-person all female jury announced its verdict, finding Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter.

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