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Civil & Human Rights

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Patricia A. McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
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Patricia A. McGuire, President, Trinity Washington University
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Feb
26
2024

What’s On The Menu?

A controversy about a menu is an important reminder that we must be more thoughtful, intentional and authentic in the ways we observe Black History Month and other “heritage” moments.

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Jan
23
2024

DACA on the Docket Once More

Justice for our DACA students and graduates must include protection for their right to work and live full lives in this nation. We join with TheDream.US and the Presidents’ Alliance for Higher Education and Immigration in supporting DACA students.

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Dec
10
2023

3 Presidents Walk Into a Trap and We All Suffer

Our real leadership responsibilities demand that college presidents speak with moral clarity. There is no place in higher education for anti-semitism, advocacy for genocide, or any other form of racial or ethnic hatred.

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Nov
27
2023

Education as an Act of Love: Bishop Menjivar’s Homily at Reunion

Washington Bishop Emilio Menjivar reminds us that, “The Book of Exodus tells us very explicitly that we must show special concern and compassion to those who are the most vulnerable in our society and who are at risk of being treated unjustly.”

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Sep
28
2023

Trinity at the White House Convening on Diversity in Higher Education

With major partnerships and the support of many benefactors, Trinity continues to enlarge its historic mission of access to a great college education to welcome new generations of students of color who realize much success with a Trinity education.

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Sep
17
2023

Constitution Day: Securing Justice for Dreamers

Constitution Day 2023 (today, September 17) dawns with that grand document on the American experiment in self-governance under increasing stress.  A document crafted by a few privileged white men 234 years ago, amended just 27 times over the years (with the first 10 of those amendments, the Bill of Rights, coming immediately after ratification in...

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Aug
25
2023

Continuing the March for Justice

In 2023 the reasons to continue the March for Justice are urgent: the elimination of affirmative action, the efforts to ban DEI in schools, the rise of white supremacy are all signs that Dr. King’s dream remains elusive.

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Jun
30
2023

Affirmative Injustice

The Supreme Court decision in the Harvard/UNC affirmative action cases is a setback for 70 years of progress toward racial justice in education.

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Mar
14
2023

Teaching Honor in the Age of Deceit

We need a strong education in Honor now more than ever to combat the tidal wave of lies distorting our society.

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Jan
29
2023

Time to Police the Police

We need the police, the politicians, the media and the citizens of this nation to confront the murderous racism and white supremacy. 

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