Weekly News Wrap-Up

Weekly News Wrap-Up

Brad Paisley and LL Cool J team up for the song “Accidental Racist,” and prove that accidental racism and racism is the same exact thing. (Duh!) This quote by Paisley in The Atlantic is just too good to not share, “You have these little moments as a country where it’s like, ‘Wow things are getting better.’ And then you have one where it’s like, ‘Wow, no they’re not.'” Yeah, we totally know what you mean, Brad.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel advocates for a change in military policy, wherein commanding officers can’t overturn court-martial convictions. The change is in response to increased awareness of sexual assault in the United States military. The change is a step in the right direction, but until commanding officers are removed from pre-trial procedures, much more needs to happen to protect victims of sexual abuse.

17 year-old Rehtaeh Parson commits suicide after a picture of her sexual assault was circulated, and her attackers went unpunished. Who failed Rehtaeh Parson?

Margaret Thatcher died this week, and as dreadful as her politics were, we can’t ignore the fact that she was the first, and so far the only, female prime minister of Britain.

To all the white girls that didn’t get into the college of their dreams.

Thousands gather at the Capitol for a rally on immigration reform. There are serious consequences for real people in this “debate” and we hope there are practical reforms for people soon. That being said, this woman might be threatening anti-immigration politicos in the best way possible:

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Stop and Frisk disproportionately affects people of color, especially trans* people of color. Read this article by planetransgender.

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