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As middle class falls, crime rises in Latin America

October 26, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center, the crime rate has fallen in the United States over the past 25 years. However, while rates of violent crime have dropped in the United States, they have stayed high...

A conversation about global violence

A conversation about global violence
April 22, 2016

“At least 1,634 people were executed during 2015, 573 more than recorded in 2014,” said Amnesty International in a recent report about the death penalty worldwide.These statistics constitute the highest...

Lack of trigger warnings absurd, unsafe for many

February 19, 2016

“Viewer discretion is advised.” For decades, regulatory organizations have affixed everything from movies to television shows to video games with this sort of message. Ideally, this gives people...

Chris Hedges speaks on rebellion, violence

Chris Hedges speaks on rebellion, violence
April 10, 2015

War journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of multiple books Chris Hedges had been invited to speak at the University of Pennsylvania at a peace conference on April 3. That is until one particular...

Chelsea fans exhibit racism, violence

March 6, 2015

“We’re racist. We’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.” These are the words that Souleymane Sylla, a 33-year-old French business man, was met with when attempting to board the Paris Mètro...

“American Sniper” encourages Islamophobia

February 6, 2015

“Nice to see a movie where the Arabs are portrayed for who they really are — vermin scum intent on destroying us,” said a Twitter user, as quoted by The Guardian. The film “American Sniper,”...

Jordanian women face violence, misogyny

Jordanian women face violence, misogyny
December 6, 2013

The Multicultural Resource Center buzzed with conversation. Then, as Associate Professor of English Diya Abdo arose, silenced enveloped the audience of students and faculty. A few latecomers filed into...

Syrian-American doctor stuck between heart and home

October 4, 2013

“I lost two cousins in one weekend due to violence from al-Assad’s forces,” said Dr. Muhammad Arida to the Guilfordian. “The people that are dying in Syria are being killed at genocidal levels.” It...

Eighteen years after fleeing country, Indian activist murdered in Afghanistan

September 20, 2013

The Taliban is the leading suspect in the investigation into the murder of Indian author and activist Sushmita Banerjee. Banerjee’s husband and family members were tied up by attackers as Banerjee...

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