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Blood of the Slave, Blood of the Master: African Ancestry in the United States

(Matt Randolph)– “Where are you from?” She asked immediately after I introduced myself. I suppose my American accent was pretty noticeable from the start. “Oh, America…I’m an exchange student here.” A … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

In Holocaust Education, Re-Emphasize Allied Apathy

(Tommy Raskin)– When teaching children about racism and genocide, educators often focus on individual biases as the source of systematic racism and anti-Semitism.  For example, at my synagogue, teachers often … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bearing Witness

(Liya Rechtman)– Trauma requires a narrative; narrative requires a witness. As a campus, we have heard testimonies from parents and friends of survivors. These are people who are not the … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Amani Ahmed Is Still AAS President

(Samuel Bell ‘11)– I have heard that there is currently a scandal in the AAS elections revolving around the AAS Constitution’s elections rules. As a recent alumnus and former AAS … Continue reading

May 10, 2014 · 27 Comments

Live-blogging Tonight’s AAS Meeting

(Ethan Corey)– Hey guys, tonight we’re going to be trying an AC Voice first: live-blogging an emergency meeting of my favorite student government in the world: the Association of Amherst Students. … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 37 Comments

A World Without Dinesh D’Souza (Wouldn’t Really Be Any Different)

(Ethan Corey)– Someone suggested that in writing about Dinesh D’Souza, I should not “presuppose D’Souza’s villain status.” I’m going to ignore that advice. Dinesh D’Souza is a virulently racist homophobe … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 16 Comments

Survivors, Limited

(Liya Rechtman)– The other day I went to help out a friend making a sexual assault awareness video. He was filming Amherst College students promising to stand up against sexual … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

Living in the Shadows in America

(Sharline Dominguez)– We all know that immigration is a hotly debated issue in the United States. We have listened to President Obama speak on television about comprehensive immigration reform alongside … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Prevalence of Corporal Punishment in US Schools

(Tommy Raskin)– If you thought that corporal punishment was a relic of our educational system’s distant past, think again. Some nineteen states, clinging tightly to the Supreme Court’s 1977 ruling in Ingraham … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Inside the JC Majority

(Liya Rechtman)– I didn’t want to write anything about the controversy surrounding the recent Judiciary Council decision. I thought it was unprofessional. When the chair of the JC asked me … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · 19 Comments

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