Today's post comes to us from Simbarashe Runyowa, an Oberlin student from Zimbabwe. The topic is a delicate one - racism that Simbarashe encounters here in the U.S., and in his home nation. Throughout, he refers to "the n-word." For those unfamiliar, there's a racist slur beginning the the letter "n" used to refer to [...]
The military trial of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning began Monday. He is charged with violating the Espionage Act by knowingly leaking thousands of classified documents to the Wikileaks whistle-blower website. The documents, including sensitive State Department cables and classified military logs from Iraq and Afghanistan, comprised one of the largest breaches of security in U.S.