Justine Gonzalez
Justine Gonzalez
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I’m Voting for Bill de Blasio For a Strong, Safe, and Smart New York City

De Blasio is for millennials who care about fixing income inequality and improving early childhood education.

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Meet the PolicyMic Pundit Making a Documentary About the Atrocities Of Texas Prisons

Pundit Maribel Hermosillo's film in progress details the effects that the prison-industrial complex in Texas has on families and communities in the Lone Star State.

Even the U.S. Census Is Totally Baffled By Race Politics

The U.S Census is re-evaluating how they measure race for the 2020 Census in an attempt to be more racially inclusive.
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Florida Swing State Polls: Latino Voters Will Not Choose Mitt Romney

The Latino vote is expected to be more important than ever this upcoming election, which will be to Romney's misfortune since he has gone against important interests of Latino voters.

Stop and Frisk Law is Racist and the Shame of New York City

Stop and Frisk is a great example of an ineffective policy that, under the guise of upholding public safety, actively isolates and violates already disempowered communities of color.
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Why Street Harassment is Definitely Not OK

This week is International Anti-Street Harassment Week, and men are stepping up to bring awareness to this issue.

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Smith College Alum Ignites Firestorm With Offensive Accusations

The Smith community has united to stand up to the bigoted comments of a Smith alumna through the use of social media.

Rihanna 'Birthday Cake' Remix Featuring Chris Brown Challenges Our View of Victims of Domestic Violence [Audio]

Rihanna's decision to include Chris Brown on the 'Birthday Cake' remix forces us to confront the expectations, assumptions, and blame we, as a society, place on victims of domestic violence.
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One New Yorker Looks Through the Haze of Sept. 11

Americans should be more critical of the portrayal of the attacks on 9/11, and not blame any one group for the events.
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Online Petitions: Slacktivism at its Best

While the Caylee's Law e-petition has become viral, e-petitions should not be seen as effective democratic tools, but rather civic laziness.

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NYC Gets More Expensive, Less Diverse

The proposed phase-out of the rent stabilization system threatens New York City’s colorful diversity, as it will keep certain groups out of the city.
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Yale's Gender Equality Problem

Gender equality should be better promoted at universities, which are often hotspots for sexual harassment. A recent Yale fraternity incident underlines how sexual harassment can be so prevalent.

Abortion: Not So Black and White, or Is It?

A controversial New York City anti-abortion billboard may have been warranted statistically, but unfairly targeted black women. Anti-abortion campaigns should instead target economic disparities.
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The Political Plot Against Planned Parenthood

House Republicans' plans to cut Planned Parenthood's federal funding would be disastrous for low-income women with few other medical resources.
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How Secure is Secure Communities?

The Secure Communities program is supposed to improve public safety by identifying and removing criminal illegal immigrants, but the program is more dangerous than beneficial.