An Active Life Won’t Fix Obesity

Today, approximately 17 percent of children in the U.S. between the ages of two and 19 are obese. The number is much higher for adults, hovering around 36.5 percent. Obesity rates have risen steadily over […]

The Dire Straits of Deportation

In 2012, a few months after his brother was gunned down by gang members, José Marvin Martínez, age 16, left Honduras on a journey north to the United States. A year later, while working as […]

The Legacy of Judge Sand

In 1980 the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the city of Yonkers, N.Y., alleging that city officials consistently pursued policies intended to maintain segregation in both schools and housing. The case lasted 27 […]

How We Talk About Race Post-Presidential Election

When Hillary Clinton put “half of Trump’s supporters” into her “basket of deplorables,” she verbalized an idea fundamentally true to her beliefs and dealt a possibly fatal blow to her beleaguered campaign. The “basket of […]

Downsides of Deportation

Ask any semi-politically conscious American to name the biggest issue in the 2016 presidential election and they will almost surely mention immigration. While talk of a wall around the border of American territory and blatant […]