Elizabeth Laferriere
Elizabeth Laferriere

Sikhism Beliefs Explained: A Look Beyond the Turban After Wade Michael Page Shooting

The tragedy in Wisconsin has reignited the debate on cultural ignorance and racially-charged violence in America. Yet how deep is the conversation reaching?

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Pink and Blue Toys: Perpetuating Gender Stereotypes?

Should toys be separated according to gender?
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Does Ron Paul Have a Shot? Which GOP Candidate Is Pulling Ahead Before the Iowa Caucus?

Last night's debate was the last before the January 3rd Iowa Caucuses. Will a late-comer be able to gain momentum ahead of the Iowa Caucus?
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Despite Hansen Clarke and Olympia Snowe, Diversity Lacking in 2012 Elections

A look at the diversity (or lack thereof) in the 2012 election.
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A Short History of the Highly Contested Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has suffered from partisan bickering and is thought to have been ineffective thus far with only a few key accomplishments.
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Why Affirmative Action Is So Important

The Obama administration correctly chose to support the right of universities to incorporate race into their admissions decisions.

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The Online Gender Gap: Why Don't More Women Participate in Online Forums?

Why do women contribute less often than men to public websites’ editing and comments sections?
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Why Young Women Need to Talk About Sex

Several new policy studies on sex education extend great promise for advancing young women’s sexual confidence and preventative care.
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It's Time To Hold That Uncomfortable Gender Inequality Conversation

Nothing can be accomplished on the issue of gender empowerment if we do not start asking the tough questions on the topic of women's rights.
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To Promote Diversity, Schools Should Make Students Sit Together

Schools should enforce intermingling and cross-ethnic communication in order to channel the positive influences from diversity in America's public schools.
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Could India Help the U.S. Stabilize Afghanistan?

On November 18, Indian Prime Minister Singh and U.S. President Obama will meet to evaluate bilateral progress from this past year and discuss Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Birth Control Battleground: Mississippi Rejects Controversial Personhood Initiative

Republicans must adopt a more cogent stance on individual rights and focus on the economy and other issues of national concern.
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India and U.S. Must Foster Stronger Education Ties

The first ever U.S.-India Higher Education Summit underscored a significant opportunity for enhanced bilateral cooperation in education.

The "Model Minority" Myth: Asian Americans and Stereotyping

Popular national discourse on inequality and race has often overlooked the fastest growing race group: Asian Americans.