Cardi B and the Blues

This post was written in response to a prompt from a Black Literary Traditions course; felt it was worth posting here, too. On March 20th, 2021, Black conservative author Candace Owens penned an opinion article on The Daily… Read More

Sociological Impact of the Decriminalization of Marijuana

I. Introduction and Historical Background Participants of perceived social deviance throughout the 1950s and 60s—the emergence of hippie culture, “free love,” the Civil Rights movement, and protest of the Vietnam war—were often directly (though not always fairly) associated… Read More

Civil Asset Forfeiture in the 21st Century

This was a paper I composed for my American Politics 210 course, back in mid-2017. If I get motivated enough, I’ll do an update on significant changes between the time this was written and the recent Timbs vs. Indiana Supreme Court… Read More