Kimberly Liu


The race of attraction

LAST YEAR, a lawsuit against retail chain Abercrombie and Fitch introduced a new "-ism" into the American lexicon of prejudice: lookism.

More than desegregation, integration

WE ARE rapidly approaching the 50th anniversary of the landmark Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, which ruled that segregation by race in public schools was unconstitutional.

The burden of affirmative action

UNLESS you've been living under a rock, you would know that the Supreme Court upheld the use of affirmative action in higher education last summer.

Exposing technical virginity

THE DICTIONARY defines a virgin as one who has never engaged in penile-vaginal intercourse. Yet, there are many variations of sex.

Furthering the University's education

LAST YEAR, I took a class on sexual assault from the SWAG department. And I was struck by the one certainty with which I completed it: No man who chose to take that class would ever commit an act of date rape.

Extending marriage rights to all

ALL I CAN say is this: It's about time. On Wednesday, Massachusetts' highest court made an advisory ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry.

Adopting racism?

IN THIS last season of the ever-popular NBC sitcom "Friends," two of the show's main characters, Chandler and Monica, have decided to adopt a baby.

Picturing Racism

WHILE I have repeatedly asked the editors to remove my photo from next to my editorial column, the fact is it's here to stay.

Protecting reproductive rights with the Democrats

LAST WEEK, Congress sent to the Oval Office legislation to ban partial birth abortions. Bush not only publicly announced that he will sign it, but has been hustling the Senate to get it on his desk as soon as possible.