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Abortion for All

Jamie Morgan, ERE Doctoral Candidate The Supreme Court decision in Dobbs has triggered abortion bans in states that are home to 40 million women. Abortion provision in the United States has been a fragmented system fraught with challenges for patients trying to exercise their fragile rights. The loss of abortion care will exacerbate and intensify […]

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The Future of Abortion Care in the United States

Jamie Morgan, ERE Doctoral Candidate This month was a heavy time to begin interviews for my doctoral dissertation that shares the challenges and triumphs we experienced returning abortion care to Northwest Indiana. I planned this study with Dobbs. v. Jackson looming and a potential end to national abortion legalization. When Politico leaked the Alito draft, […]

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In Defense of Asian American Identity: Reflections from a Chinese American Adoptee

By Emily Thoman, Ph.D student When I was first approached about writing this blog post, I was excited–finally, an official space for me to share my perspective on Asian American issues that mattered to me! But as I started the writing process, that excitement quickly wore off and imposter syndrome set in. Not in the […]

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Sharing Power, Originating Knowledge with Communities

By Alexandra Piñeros Shields, Visiting Associate Professor of the Practice of Racial Equity Through collective inquiry, the oppressed could make meaning of their sacred texts and the suffering in their lives. I had never been as excited about having breakfast as that summer. Every morning, I got ready as quickly as I could so I […]

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The Moral Arc of the Universe Bends Toward Justice

By Maria Madison, IERE Director From the 15th through 19th centuries 12 ½ million Africans were forcibly transported across brutal waters to the Americas.  An estimated 2 million perished ‘en route’; millions died or were murdered during brutal servitude, while others were forced to procreate or nurse plantation owners’ babies. Those who survived fought against […]

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Celebrating Black History Month by Restoring G.I. Bill Benefits for Black WW II Veterans

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. By Mariela Martinez, MPP Candidate and IERE Graduate Research Assistant We hope to shed some light on the untold stories of Black WW II veterans who deserved to benefit […]