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Drew Ortiz
Worked at United States Peace Corps
Attends Howard University School of Law
Lives in Washington, DC
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  • United States Peace Corps
    Peace Corps Volunteer, 2010 - 2012
  • North Texas Job Corps
    Career Counselor, 2007 - 2010
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Brooklyn, NY - Filadelfia, Paraguay - Villeta, Paraguay - Dallas, TX - Denton, TX - Lewisville, TX - Flower Mound, TX - Longmont, CO - Des Moines, IA
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Introduction
I am a third-year student at Howard University School of Law in Washington, DC. In April of 2012, I completed twenty-seven months of service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay. 


Circling me? Read this: http://goo.gl/J3Mhs

Topics of Interest:
  • Civil Rights & Social Justice
  • Race, Ethnicity & National Origin
  • Gender & Sexuality
  • Politics & Pop Culture
  • Religion & Skepticism
  • Technology & Design
  • Languages & Communication
  • so much more...
Education
  • Howard University School of Law
    2012 - present
  • University of North Texas
    BA in Sociology w/ Minor in Women's Studies, 2003 - 2007
  • Edward S Marcus High School
    1999 - 2003
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Capital Bikeshare allegedly owes its employees thousands in backpay.  As a regular user of the service, this is disturbing.  Sign the petition to help these folks claim their due.
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Just goes to show that something rosy is not and the owners is a close friend of former mayor fenty. That says a lot too.
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bored teen hmmm likes to live life on danger grounds
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"When I am assertive, I'm a bitch. When a man is assertive, he's a boss." - Nicki Minaj discussing sexist double standards.

h/t: Colorlines (http://goo.gl/g0Sgf)
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I love this haha
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Toni Morrison unquestionably deserves this honor.
Morrison will be one of 13 recipients who are honored this year by President Obama.
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Is Justice Colorblind?
Short answer: no. Check out this Duke University study, it's really interesting. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the idea that just having one black person in the jury pool (not even necessarily on a jury) can have such a significant effect on conviction rates.

the study: http://goo.gl/7wAQR h/t Colorines: http://goo.gl/xMC4Y
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this is the truth, white bias towards their own is the truth, Harvard and university of Virginia have been studying this topic for years.  White bias toward white being right is ingrained in the mind, from a young age.  Not so much burning crossing in a lawn, but dinner or down time talk around their own or close friends is the truth.  An underground hatred no one will ever discover if you are not a part of their circle; you would never know their true feelings.  Its politically right for no one but your family or close friends to know your bias and worst of all some don't even realize that they are this way.  Teaching their children unconsciously that white is always right.
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Sybrina Fulton (@SybrinaFulton), Trayvon Martin's mother, came and spoke at Howard University School of Law today.  She gave a moving speech and spoke candidly, from her heart.

"Don't just be a good lawyer, be a good person.  Care about people."
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Mmmmm,,una espina entre las flores te ves lindo amigo..!!
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I can't wait to read her book, Americanah.

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This is great. DC, as with the rest of the country, has a long, long way to go, but this is a step in the right direction. All people have value. All people deserve respect. #TransRespect
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I see you DC!
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It's amazing to me how 'mainstream' these conversations are becoming.
To some, the idea of labeling young children as transgender is shocking. But to a growing number of parents and psychiatrists, it makes perfect sense.
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It is great.  But in the same way I measure the civil rights of other minorities, it's an issue until it's no longer newsworthy. 
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There are many way the LGBT rights movement is like the civil rights movement and women's rights movement. There are many ways that make it a tough comparison.

Let's take the best strategies of the past and push them forward while recognizing the weaknesses and leave them behind.
What Has Made Gay Rights Move So Fast? Familiarity. -- News |-- Gay Marriage, News
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You don't have to be an Obama supporter to want truth and honest debate in politics.
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