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Commentary: It’s Raining

On Tuesday, August 6, with much of the news understandably focused on the aftermath of the tragic mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, a milestone civil rights anniversary passed with little public attention: the 54th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, one of the most significant …

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SCOS participants learn disaster recovery by doing

Why engage in disaster long-term recovery? Nemah M., 19, and Hannah G.,* 20, have something to say about that after spending two months interning with Volusia Interfaiths/Agencies Networking in Disasters (VIND) in Volusia County, Fla. The young women were two of several participants in this year’s Summer Communities of Service …

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“Why don’t they go back?”

In July, the U.S. President reacted to four U.S. Congresswomen’s critiques of certain administration policies, tweeting, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came”—a statement conveying a racist worldview and xenophobic attitude. The phrase “go back” is often used …

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