Building a Better Society: Survival of Boys in Boarding Schools

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Sally Fraser reflects on what led her to become Director of Boarding School Action, an organization for troubled boys.

On Staying Alive Despite Being Black

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LeRon Barton on “The Talk”, and the sobering idea that murdering a black man is almost legal.

Someone Tell Me That I’ll Live: On Murder, Media, and Being a Transgender Person in 2015

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The article confirmed what I had already known for about a decade: I was doomed to a nasty, short, and miserable life.

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“Elspeth Howell was a sinner.” By James Scott

All My Terrorists Are White

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Counting the days between Neo and Nazi.

Still Reeling from Sydney, Australia Now Mourns 8 Murdered Children

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Naomi Fryers reports on the shocking, devastating, soul destroying, and deeply disturbing news from Cairns, Australia.

Finding Inspiration: Stalking the Bogeyman

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A powerful play with a message of hope and healing.

Thirteen, Black & Afraid to End Up Like Ferguson

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13yr old Xavier Speaks to How He Feels About Violence Against Black Males

Canada Loses Its Innocence

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The attack on the Canadian Parliament, the symbol of democracy and the heart of our nation, was a shock to the Canadian psyche, explains Tim O’Connor.

What Is Justice for a 10 Year Old Murderer?

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Shawn Henfling discusses the fate of Tristen Kurilla in today’s criminal justice system.

John Grisham: Are Child-Porn Watcher Prison Terms Too Harsh?

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What is the appropriate punishment for someone who “stumbles” across a child porn site and gets caught downloading/watching its illegal content? Same as actual rape and murder?

On Ferguson and the Fragility of Black Boys

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Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman asks when the reproductive rights of women will finally extend to the right of black mothers having their children survive?

Greg Buckley, Jr. 21-Year-Old Marine Lance Cpl. Murdered in Afghanistan

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Perry Brass’s elegy for Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. demonstrates the dark truth that, in war, one can’t always know who one’s enemy is.