Restorative justice is a powerfully constructive response to crime and violence, in that it brings offenders and victims together in order to understand one another and bring healing to both parties and the larger community—something that’s not possible with incarceration.
These are institutions of higher education seeking to discriminate against LGBTQ students on the basis of the institutions’ religious convictions—while still collecting taxpayer dollars.
While a college degree is key to a prosperous future, nearly 20 percent of our nation’s students do not even attain their high school diplomas. Typically, those who do not reach high school graduation reside in low-income communities and face substantial barriers that make their educational progress difficult.
Trump supporters are said to operate on fear, resentment, and a sort of willful ignorance, rather than on cooperation with the “ironclad logic of social living” that Alfred Adler described.
Slavery lurks in every crack and crevice of the globe, including the United States—a nation eager to leave its history of slavery firmly in the past.
As a white person, I have the privilege to not fear for my life from those who “protect and serve”. This lived experience is in stark contrast to how black people navigate the world.
Our work has never been more important than it is now. It is in these moments that I find comfort in each and every graduate, both our alumni and our future alumni, in making the world a more just—and safe—place in which to live.