Felicia A. Reid
Felicia A. Reid

Felicia focuses on civil liberties, racial and juvenile justice, and criminal justice reform. She is the editor-in-chief of thisthatSAID--an online magazine that offers critical commentary on contemporary issues from diverse perspectives. Felicia received her J.D., with a concentration in Social Change Advocacy, from New York Law School. In 2007, she received her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Fordham University, where she focused on postcolonial literature and social identity theory. She also has a certification in French Language and Civilization from Paris-Sorbonne University.

Sept. 6, 2012

Jay Z and Beyonce Demonstrate the Evolution of Black Leadership From the Days of Martin Luther King

Harry Belafonte's comments about Jay-Z and Beyonce reveal the fallacy of leadership and experiential chasm between the civil rights movement and Black America today .

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Aug. 28, 2012

Get Ready For 4 More Years of Anti Gay Policies and PATRIOT Acts: Whether Obama or Romney Wins, Our Civil Liberties Will Be Crushed

In neither the Obama administration nor the Romney-Ryan ticket do civil liberties have a champion. Comparing the two sides’ stances is an exercise in choosing a rock over a hard place.
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July 9, 2012

XXX and Economics: The Porn Industry Ballot Box Battle

Sexually transmitted diseases have become a reality for many porn actors. So, with mandatory condom use now on L.A.'s November ballot, why is the pornography industry furious?
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July 5, 2012

If a Nation is Judged By How it Treats its Young Prisoners, America Fails Miserably

Kids are exceptions in the adult criminal system. So why do states ignore collateral consequences that treat youth offenders otherwise?
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June 25, 2012

ADHD is a Societal Disorder, and Adderall Abuse Harms Those Who Suffer From It

I once dropped an Advil in the library, and my classmate asked, "Oh my God, is that Ritalin? I'll buy it off you! Any price." I couldn't help but question academia's measure of success.
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June 25, 2012

Jan Brewer Loses, Obama Wins Big in Supreme Court Arizona Immigration Decision

Today's decision is a victory for the Obama administration, and will likely invigorate immigration activists, many of whom denounced the Arizona law.

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June 19, 2012

Obama Immigration Policy: DREAM Act Faces the Meat Grinder of Politics

Though the policy announcement met with much praise, it slammed headlong into party politics and is equaled only by criticism and outrage.
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June 8, 2012

What Women [Voters] Want

If Obama or Romney are going to win women's vote in 2012, they'll have to recognize some basic facts about how women vote and what they want. Most important, women want to be treated as equals.
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May 18, 2012

Minority Birth Boom Raises Major Questions About American Education

New Census data informs us that more than half of babies born today are non-white. While focus is being placed on the racial implications for our future, our top concern should be socioeconomic.
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May 11, 2012

Call of Duty: 4 Iraq War Veterans Tell Their Battlefield Stories a Give a Face to the War

Few Americans know the men and women who are defending their country. But these brave Americans exist — with names, faces, and realities.
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May 1, 2012

May Day 2012: Communist Conspiracies, and the Reason the U.S. Does Not Celebrate

Why does the U.S. celebrate Labor Day in September, while the rest of the world honors workers on May Day? Ask Ike Eisenhower.

April 16, 2012

When Objectification Sells and Women Buy In

Objectifying women requires participation by men, but also by women.
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April 11, 2012

America's Schools Bleach Out Minorities and Fail to Teach Multiculturalism

To participate in a diverse America and a multicultural world, our children must learn the alternate narratives, different perspectives, and new ideas wrought by the nation’s cultural diversity.
April 4, 2012

Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi Aftermath Shows Americans Are Afraid to Talk About Race

The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi should have been teachable moments. Instead, the opportunity for engagement and discourse has turned to experiential warfare.