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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Shanesha Taylor’s Case Displays Need for Change in Justice System

Alisha Agard April 17, 2014
Shanesha Taylor, a 35-year-old single mother in Arizona, was recently arrested and charged on two counts of child abuse. She wasn’t arrested for hitting her children or abandoning her children for days but was arrested for leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old children in her car for 45 minutes while she went to a job interview. An important thing to note before judging her decision to leave her children in the car is that Taylor and her children are homeless, and she had no other option. Going on the job interview granted her hope that she may finally be able to provide for her children, yet what started as a hopeful situation shattered that hope when she was arrested.
Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Life, Death at U.S.-Mexico Border

Julia Stone August 29, 2013
Julia Stone and Sean McNulty detail their two-week trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, learning about the political, economic, environmental and social issues involving the Southwestern border region.
Illustration: Julie Peterson

No More Deaths reveals humanitarian issues close to home

April 5, 2012
Whitman students discover humanitarian issues close to home during their work on the US-Mexico border, suggesting that we often look to far abroad when thinking about activism.

No More Deaths tackles injustice along U.S.-Mexico border

September 8, 2011
The federally condoned violence along the U.S./Mexico border is another chapter in the United States' abuse and exploitation of a refugee population and a disempowered racial group. Those who suffer most have the least resources and political power.
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