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Professor, School of Labor & Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School
Professor, School of Labor & Employment Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Lecturer, University of Chicago Law School

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How to Plan a Concentration Camp in America
There are parallels between the Nazi
concentration labor camp [pictured first, Bunzlau, in Bolesławiec, Poland] where
my father was held and American concentration camps (also called internment
camps or, in more Orwellian terms, relocation centers) [picture...
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Suburban Bus Company: The New Separate but Equal
The
Illinois Attorney General is suing Suburban Bus Company for violating the civil
rights of Chinese and Jewish student (click here for complaint, http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/pressroom/2018_04/Filed_SE_Complaint.pdf ). A
post-Civil War law prohi...
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Learning from America’s (Possibly) First Gay Justice
No U.S. Supreme Court justice
is—or has been— openly gay. However, a biographer and contemporaries believe
that Justice Frank Murphy—who served from 1940-1949—was probably gay. Why is this relevant today?
Because this week, the Supreme Court will hear oral ...
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Could Supreme Court Be Majority Immigrant?
Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen , born in 1965 in Viet Nam Is it possible to imagine a Supreme Court composed of a majority of
immigrant judges by the year 2024? Yes, even if it’s improbable. Let’s begin with a key fact :
The Court has already had six foreign-b...
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Will President Trump Pardon People Convicted of Marital “Race-Mixing”?
The President tweeted this afternoon
that he strongly considering pardoning the black legendary boxer, Jack Johnson,
who was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury of transporting a woman across
state lines for “immoral purposes.” Johnson’s convicted under ...
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The Customer Is Not Always Right
The two men arrested in a Starbucks store
for the apparent offense of being black while waiting for friend illustrates a
common experience of discrimination against minority customers. What about cases where
customers harass a company’s employees? These sit...
The Customer Is Not Always Right
The Customer Is Not Always Right
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“We’re not in Kansas anymore”: Remembering the Oklahoma City Bombing, April 19th
It started in Grand
Junction, Kansas . A white man, seething with hate and addicted to gun shows,
blended in when he rented a Ryder truck. He packed the large van with 4,000
pounds of explosives, drove a short distance to Oklahoma City, and blew the
Alfred ...
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White Terrorism, or “We All Have the Right to Hate”?
The term white terrorism is mentioned
too little, probably because few whites are Muslims— and that form of terrorism
is heavily distorted as a threat to public safety in America. In reality, white
terrorism is the far greater threat. A month ago, four men ...
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Female Pilot Heroically Lands with Full Engine Failure: Vindication of Diversity
Meet Tammie Jo Shults, shown here with a passenger yesterday in Philadelphia. No, she is not a
flight attendant. She is the Southwest pilot who was the captain during
yesterday’s tragic and deadly flight. A veteran Navy jet pilot, she is described
by other ...
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