Category Archives: Social Constructions

I can erase your personality. No psycho. by Beauregard Rivverat

The door to the accessible entrance is locked. I keep arcing around to the front entrance with the four or five mean steps ( leg walkies gazing sternly down at me, like that, clomp clomp or clip clip I think- … Continue reading

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Out by Will Syldor

On Saturday, March 27th, I went to the Five College Queer Sexuality & Gender Conference at Hampshire College. I was hesitant as I walked through those doors as I always am when I can’t put my finger on how white … Continue reading

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LGBT in Mass by Madeline Burrows

Some 380 people gathered in Somerville Boston in a Unitarian church throughout the weekend of March 26-28 for the conference, titled “LGBT Rights: Making An Impact.” The conference was organized locally by Join the Impact MA, GLSEN Mass., the Cambridge … Continue reading

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Chartering Inequality by Alison Bowen

In Brown v. Board of Education 1953, the Court decided that separate but equal public education is inherently unequal. However, in the case of the charter school movement, policymakers aren’t even trying to feign equality. Choice, autonomy, competition-driven success – … Continue reading

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Grupo Folklórico Palo Santo: The Ethics of Making Afro-Cuban Music and Dance, for Haiti, in Northampton by Morgan Greenstreet

It was the last night Tuesday of January, and the NEA dance studio in Northampton was the most festive and crowded I had ever seen it. There were families with kids clustered around the door, young men and women were … Continue reading

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Sodexo at Hampshire College: a necessary contradiction of collective values? by Graham Jeffries

Mounting criticisms of our global food system present many difficult issues about the social and environmental implications of our diets. These costs often go unseen to the consumer, obscured by the complexity of actors and trade in the food system. … Continue reading

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Misconceived Plans for Safety: Residency Restriction Laws for Sex Offenders in Plymouth by Alison Bowen

“Basically, I want to send the message, ‘We don’t want you here.’” Selectman Butch Machado of Plymouth, Massachusetts was referring to a rather unpopular group of people: registered sex offenders. In March 2009, Butch encouraged his fellow Board of Selectmen … Continue reading

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