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8:03am

Sat March 14, 2015
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: Should hurtful words be forbidden?

Some words, like n****r, ch*nk, and c*nt, are so forbidden that we won't even spell them out here. Decent people simply don't use these words to refer to others; they are intrinsically disrespectful. But aren't words just strings of sounds or letters? Words have life because they express ideas. But in a free society, how can we prohibit the expression of ideas? How can we forbid words? Where does the strange power of curses, epithets, and scatological terms come from?

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4:54pm

Tue January 27, 2015
Arts & Culture

Staying in the Gray

Hannah Young giving her boifriend Clem Breslin a smooch.

 


Many spaces are designated for either men or women: bathrooms, clothing stores, hair salons. But some people don’t subscribe to being a man or a woman. This is true for Clem Breslin, who identifies as being genderqueer. 

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8:33am

Fri October 3, 2014
Arts & Culture

Philosophy Talk asks: Is racial profiling more than mere bias?

Whether for counterterrorism measures, street level crime, or immigration, racial profiling of minorities occurs frequently. However, racial profiling is illegal under many jurisdictions and many might say ineffective. Is racial profiling ever moral or is it always an unjustified form of racism? Is there any evidence that certain races or ethnic groups have a tendency to behave in particular ways? Or is racial stereotyping a result of deeply-held biases we're not even aware of?

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6:49pm

Tue September 16, 2014
Education

New admissions policy at Mills allows students with diverse gender identities to apply

Sonj Basha stands in front of Mills Hall
Angela Johnston

Skylar Crownover is walking me through the lush tree lined streets of Mills College, and through buildings with red clay roofs.

Students constantly wave hello as we make our way to the center of campus. Crownover is a junior this year, and the current student body president.

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10:56am

Thu September 4, 2014
Arts & Culture

The Spot 9.4.14 Prescription Drugs, Patti Smith, and How to Be a Girl

Patti Smith

This week on KALW's showcase for the best in public radio podcasts:

Youth Radio Podcast: “Prescription Drug Abuse In College”  Correspondent Cyrus Abusaba explores the lethal trend of recreational prescription pill usage among college students.

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