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  • Integration Illusion: The Dutch’s Black and White Schools

    Amsterdam, a city proud for its tolerant identity, faces a dilemma of segregation after two of its public schools controversially pointed out their need for more White Dutch students, in order to make the school atmosphere more inclusive and diverse. “Is this white enough for you” were the words printed across the shirts of young primary school students as they took to the streets… Read More

  • On Overcoming the Glass Ceiling

    Like many teenagers in The Netherlands, George Arakel wanted to make some money on the side. So he started working at a local supermarket until one day, he was dismissed from work permanently. The reason why? He wasn’t Dutch. This was George’s first job and unfortunately, it didn’t get much better from there. His second employer teased him constantly because of his foreign… Read More


    Ranim pulls her veil a little closer around her face as she opens the door. Her home is one of over 200 identical trailers spread across a grassy plot formerly known as Pipodorp (English translation is Clowntown), which currently hosts nearly 450 foreign refugees. She agrees to an interview, primarily because she is one of the only people in the center who is conversational in English - she… Read More

  • Prisons for Profit: Let’s Not Repeat the Same Mistake

    Shortsighted policy decisions to cut spending often cost the state more than it saves. That’s one of the lessons history teaches us, particularly when it comes to prisons for profit. In September 2011, Ohio completed the sale of Lake Erie Correctional Institution in Conneaut to the Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest for-profit prison company. It was the first… Read More

    Cleveland, OH
  • The Art of Resistance: Artists and Black Identity in The Netherlands

    “Today the 100% came in!” exclaims Quinsy Gario as he greets us, having just completed a crowdfunding campaign for his own television show. Gario is a performance artist and spoken word poet mostly known for his campaign against the use of Zwarte Piet, a controversial children’s figure in the Netherlands. He is one of many young artists, contributing to a strong sense of Black… Read More

  • The Economic Impact of Immigration: A Look at Ohio

    In America, 11 million undocumented immigrants are living on the outskirts of society.  Of those 11 million, 95,000 live in Ohio. Many of these immigrant have been in the United States for more than 10 years and they have been waiting for a legal pathway to citizenship. On November 20, 2014, they got some good news. President Obama announced a series of executive actions to fix the… Read More

    Cleveland, OH
  • Art as Decolonial Discourse Photo

    A series of book, research, and performance projects to decolonize perceptions of gender and indigenous rights. Read More

    Denmark 2014
  • Race, Power, & Medicine: Examining Race in Preclinical Medical Education

    A series of articles and academic collaborations to think more critically about how we use race and ethnicity in medicine. Read More

    Denmark 2014
  • The Ninth Girl Photo Video

    A short film about a woman's struggle with whether to suffer in silence after being sexually assaulted. Read More

    Poland 2014
  • Herstory: Women in Solidarity and Beyond Audio

    Dr. Elżbieta Korolczuk leads a breakout session at the Fourth Annual Humanity in Action International Conference in which she examines the Solidarity movement from a feminist perspective. Dr. Korolczuk is a sociologist, social activist and commentator. She is a researcher at Södertörn University in Sweden and a lecturer in Gender Studies at Warsaw University.  Read More

    Poland 2013
    Elżbieta Korolczuk