Challenges to Social and Economic Justice

Despite a win that drew heavily upon working class, the Trump administration has advanced policies that harm its prime electorate.  His agenda caters to the wealthy and businesses, funneling concentration of wealth to the top—(even while eight men… Read More

Constitution Guarantees the Right to Same Sex Marriage, Supreme Court Rules

“The arc of the moral universe is long. But it bends toward justice.” (Theodore Parker, Martin Luther King, Jr.) WNDC salutes the Supreme Court’s second decision in two days that strengthens justice for all Americans. Citing the 14th… Read More

The Democratic Platform: Hillary and Bernie

Any presidential candidate faces broad challenges in illuminating the harsh injustices of our country and endorsing specific policies to fix them. Yet this is precisely what our leaders must do to create a nation of justice and opportunity. We… Read More

Violence in West Baltimore and Our Nation

Once again our hearts are heavy with news of the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray and the subsequent uprising and military presence in Baltimore. Yet we see in this dark moment a bright opportunity to give meaning to… Read More

A Second Look at the Rolling Stone Article on Rape at UVA

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism recently published a review of Rolling Stone’s “A Rape on Campus.” The magazine retracted the story. But as we read of the media blasting Rolling Stone’s reporting, we believe it is important to look at… Read More

Oklahoma City Bombing Exposed Home-Grown White Terrorism

On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols parked a rented truck filled with explosives outside of the Alfred P. Murrah federal office building in Oklahoma City. The explosion was so powerful it destroyed the entire structure,… Read More

Pay Equity? We Are Not There Yet

National Pay Equity Day, April 14, pointed attention again to the persistent gap between men’s and women’s wages. Men have traditionally brought home significantly better annual and lifetime wages than their female co-workers. Rationales for maintaining this gender… Read More

Letter from Oklahoma: Let’s Not Trash a Judicial Selection System that Works

Throughout the nation, political forces are working to erode the impartiality of judges by increasingly subjecting them to elections. This open letter from Oklahoma—to legislators and other concerned citizens in that state—details why higher court judges should be… Read More

Poverty Rate Decreases—But Still Not Time to Celebrate!

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2013 Data released by the Census Bureau on September 16, shows that the official poverty rate fell from 15% in 2012 to 14.5% in 2013, the first decrease since 2006. The… Read More

Spotlight and Solutions for Campus Rape

On July 13, New York Times published “Reporting Rape and Wishing She Hadn’t,” a disturbing narrative of how Hobart and William Smith Colleges handled a rape allegation by a freshman. The victim, Anna, and witnesses described her being raped by members… Read More