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DePaul and Palestine: The University’s Past with Palestinian Solidarity

A photo of DePaul University's Loop Campus
Two very different cases of Professors at DePaul University help us examine the striking difference of treatment when it comes to Palestinian issues on college campuses across the country.

The Media, Refugees, and Racism: The Double Standard of Western Responses to the Ukraine Crisis

A Photo of Maidan Nezalezhnosti in Ukraine
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine approaches the end of its third month, there has been an unprecedented outpouring of assistance and condemnation of Putin’s actions from nations across the world.

Ukraine Crisis: The Double Standard of Western Responses

A photo of the Motherland Monument in Kyiv, Ukraine. There is a large, grey statue with its back towards the camera, holding up a sword and shield . In the background, there are residential buildings.
In many cases the effects of these conflicts, no matter how far flung, are still often felt within the Global North due to the inevitable exodus of refugees and asylum seekers. The reception of people fleeing war is typically influenced heavily by the media which in itself is a reflection of Western attitudes.

Refugees with Disabilities Struggle to Join the Workforce

A Kurdish woman in a hijab with young children surrounding her.
Finding employment as a person with a disability can be particularly difficult, but for refugees, it is nearly impossible to navigate alone.