Author Archives: epbarton

Facebook is the Future of Journalism

I wrote this a few years ago for a journalism class. I think we’d been reading some critical theory/Marxism-influenced articles in another class so, with all those ideas about equal opportunity and the like swarming around, I decided to write … Continue reading

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You Can’t Spell “Southern Food” without S-O-U . . . well . . .

Last month I read an article about a “soul food” controversy in a Northern California school district. When I read about the foods that were so controversial, however, I thought, “This doesn’t seem all that different from ‘Southern’ food.” Although there may … Continue reading

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Voting Rights Act Struck Down

Can’t say I’m too surprised that it was struck down, although Congress can technically create a new one (if they can figure out how to get together and get some things done in Washington). I thought the Times summed up the case pretty … Continue reading

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Shelby County v. Holder and the Future of the Voting Rights Act

I first heard about this issue on NPR, but have since listened to so many arguments either for or against striking down the law that I decided to put my faith in Google to figure out what is really going on.  

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Senior Faculty and Affirmative Action at UPenn

A recent editorial lamenting the lack of diversity among senior administrators at UPenn reminded me of some of the old diversity issues students and faculty debated when I was an undergrad at Wesleyan. The editorial, penned by UPenn’s Africana department, suggests … Continue reading

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The First Post

I bought this domain about a year ago, and I decided recently that I should probably do something with it. Basically, I’ll be posting links to some of my articles on here, and keeping a blog about current events and … Continue reading

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