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The Case of Ahmaud Arbery Proves US Institutions aren’t Built for Justice

The true measure of our justice system is not how we treat the rich and privileged, but how we treat the poor and marginalised. The legal system in the United States has prejudices so deeply rooted that year in year out black people are subject to unjust brutality and sentencing at an alarmingly disproportionate rate. […]

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Carson’s comments perpetuate myths about the Holocaust

At first glance the comments Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended in his recently published book A More Perfect Union – that the Jews could’ve prevented the Holocaust if only they had guns – is just another bizarre, generically offensive statement that we have come to expect from these Republican presidential candidates. It’s the sort […]

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British view of American gun culture is problematic

Following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that claimed nine lives this past week, America has again been forced to confront its apparent addiction to guns. As liberals call for greater firearm regulation, conservatives decry their views as an attack on the constitution and their inalienable second amendment rights. Here in Britain, […]