Saliena Mey

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The Problem with Affirmative Action

It’s often said that beyond its inherent unfairness, the main problem with affirmative action is that it channels underperforming students into more …

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action Has Helped White Women More Than Anyone

In the coming days, the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule in a potentially landmark case on the constitutionality of affirmative action. The …

Why America Still Needs Affirmative Action

Later this week, or next week, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling greatly restricting, or even ending, affirmative action in admissions to public colleges. If this happens, it will be a great pity.<p>Set aside, for a moment, the explosive issue of black or brown versus white, which …

Cambodia opens the door to juvenile justice reform

Sixteen-year-old Pheakdei and Sakngea (not their real names) were jailed for two years for stealing a mobile phone worth just $20. The boys spent 18 months in detention awaiting trial, which was postponed twice because the prosecutor did not turn up, and once their case was heard they were …

The Ongoing Fight For Justice For War Crime Victims In Cambodia

Over the past week, prosecutors gave closing arguments in the case against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, two top members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime. Host Arun Rath speaks with journalist Elizabeth Becker about the U.N. tribunal trying the Khmer Rouge members for war crimes. Becker covered the …

Apple Drops Chinese Supplier For Using Underage Labor

Apple has stopped doing business with a Chinese manufacturer after a report said it had employed 74 underage workers. According to Apple's Supplier …

Rollback of Women's Rights: Not Just in Afghanistan

Polygamy, stoning of adulterers, virginity testing, and laws that protect batterers are on the rise in increasingly conservative nations.<p>An Afghan law that protects perpetrators of domestic violence, new sharia criminal laws in Brunei that allow stoning, sexual assaults in Arab Spring countries, …

With Coalition Troops Leaving Afghanistan, Women's Rights Will Take a Step Back

When the last Western soldier leaves the country, will the religious conservatives pass a new slate of repressive laws?<p><i>Young women in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan. Photo via DVIDSHUB</i><p>I saw a documentary the other day about Afghan women who'd been imprisoned for "moral crimes"—a euphemism for stuff …

Genocide survivors speak of horrors of the Holocaust, Cambodia and Rwanda

After the genocide that took from her a father, two brothers and a niece, which saw her survive malaria, a snakebite and a miraculously misfiring gun; after the genocide that forced her to seek sanctuary in ditches, bushes and a cathedral, Sophie Musabe Masereka made a silent promise.<p>"I said to …

Idaho Bill Would Jail Animal Activists Caught Using Hidden Cameras

Legislators in Idaho are holding hearings today to determine the fate of a tough new bill which could have animal activists facing jail time if they …

Uganda's anti-gay bill outs the country as anti-human rights

In February 2012 when the anti-gay bill was retabled in the Ugandan parliament, and following reports of western countries threatening to cut aid to countries that criminalise homosexuality, I wrote an op-ed in the Boston Globe criticising this planned move from the donor countries. While it was …