Isaiah Fleming-Klink

Hidden Hegemony: Progress and Regression, Juxtaposed

Hidden Hegemony: Progress and Regression, Juxtaposed

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01/23/2017

Last week, we at Georgetown celebrated—insofar as cancelling classes on Monday and Friday serves as a barometer for celebration—a juxtaposition of historical forces personified in two men. This is a reality of the stagnation, perhaps even regression, of racial politics in this country. The symbolism of this celebratory nexus—Martin Luther King Jr.’s remarkable contribution to…

Hidden Hegemony: Oppose Harmful Rhetoric and Protect Our Criminal Justice System

Hidden Hegemony: Oppose Harmful Rhetoric and Protect Our Criminal Justice System

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12/02/2016

On Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine legalized recreational marijuana use, bringing the total number of states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana use to 28. This kind of development under the Obama administration has become both normal and legally uncomplicated. The Cole Memo, written by and named after Deputy Attorney General James Cole, dictated that the Justice Department back…

Hidden Hegemony: Who Gideon Leaves Out

Hidden Hegemony: Who Gideon Leaves Out

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11/11/2016

In middle school, and again in high school, when I learned about Gideon v. Wainwright, the 1963 case that went to the Supreme Court and gave defendants in legal cases a constitutional right to a lawyer, I don’t think I ever really thought about it. I mean, I think I understood the virtue in reaffirming…

Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

Hidden Hegemony: The Call for a Deeper Reconcilliation

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10/13/2016

A little over a week ago, President John DeGioia appeared on a panel with Ta Nehisi Coates and Drew Faust, Harvard University’s president, as part of the Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum. Coates’ segment,“An Evening with Ta Nehisi Coates”, centered around questions of culture, race, and politics. The conversation with Degioia and Faust explored the recent…

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