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Social Justice

The 2012 election revealed that although Muslims are voting, they are not organized to the degree in which they can advocate for policies that protect and benefit their communities.

Nadia Hussain | Fri, Dec 28th- 10:06am | Election, Muslims, Activism, Community, Diaspora, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

From November 15-17th, Baltimore hosted the Applied Research Center's 2012 Facing Race conference.  Fourteen hundred...
Nina Reyes | Fri, Dec 7th- 8:15am | Community, Culture, Diaspora, Events, Media, Networking, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Reviews, Social Issues, Social Justice

Joshua Tang shares his experience as a Univeristy of Texas at Austin student admitted under the holistic admissions process and what is at stake with the Supreme Court ruling on Fisher v. the University of Texas. 

Joshua Tang | Wed, Oct 31st- 1:11am | Affirmative Action, Education, Fisher v. UT, Holistic Admissions, Student life, University of Texas at Austin, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice, University/Academics

In this Hyphen exclusive, Kao Kalia Yang shares her side of the story following Radiolab's Yellow Rain debacle.

Kao Kalia Yang | Fri, Jan 4th- 5:20pm | Community, Social Justice

How Orientalism and ethnocentric prejudice hijacked a "scientific quest for the truth" behind yellow rain, with unsettling consequences.

Kirti Kamboj | Fri, Oct 12th- 7:15pm | agent orange, eng yang, hmong, kao kalia yang, orientalism, radiolab, robert krulwich, vietnam war, yellow rain, Culture, History, Media, News & Politics, Race, Science, Social Issues, Social Justice

Law-abiding Americans are supposed to have a fixed name, a fixed date and birthplace, so goes the thinking behind Voter ID laws. But asking immigrants these questions can lead to more than one answer.

Vanessa.Hua | Tue, Oct 2nd- 10:14am | Diaspora, Essay, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Social Justice

Help Hyphen fund an upcoming feature story on the challenges of incarcerating Hawaiians in Arizona prisons, which will appear in the November 2012 issue.

Catherine A Traywick | Wed, Nov 28th- 8:28pm | Corrections Corporation of America, Hawaii, Hawaiian prisoners, prison consolidation, prison outsourcing, spot.us, Diaspora, Immigration, News & Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

One of the earliest inspirations behind the DREAM Act shares her story.

Jenny Lee | Wed, Sep 19th- 9:30am | Chicago, DREAM Act, DREAMers movement, Education, Illinois, Tereza Lee, Activism, Community, Diaspora, Immigration, Profiles, Social Justice

The political discourse in the US fuels the fear of Muslims. Policies such as the Patriot Act, and more recently the National Defense Authorization Act, have contributed to this environment, as have speeches and stances taken by elected officials...

Nadia Hussain | Mon, Aug 20th- 1:38am | 9/11, muslim, shooting, Sikh, wisconsin, Activism, Community, Culture, Diaspora, History, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice

Some advocates still have concerns that the government will fail to protect applicant information and put many applicants and their families at risk for deportation. Regardless of these risks, many advocates are encouraging more people to...

Erin Pangilinan | Wed, Aug 22nd- 1:34pm | deferred action, deportation, undocumented, Activism, Community, Immigration, News & Politics, Politics, Race, Social Issues, Social Justice, University/Academics

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