The Observer

Barrett: Reimagine political identity, by necessity

Eva Barrett, Columnist

February 10, 2017

I suppose most people, if they had to, would categorize me as a liberal. As a Black, androgynous, bisexual, woman poet, I have been the protester, the scholar, the advocate and the bleeding heart. I have spent a good portion of my adult life, as most of us have, trying to define my values and cultiva...

Barrett: The intricacies of the Constitution, Trump’s executive order

Eva Barrett, Columnist

February 3, 2017

It has undeniably been a busy first week or so for President Donald Trump, and trying to keep up can be exhausting. Since its release last Friday, President Trump’s executive order on immigration and admission of refugees to the United States has been the focus of much administrative and legal confus...

Barrett: Why doesn’t Cleveland riot?

Eva Barrett, Columnist

December 9, 2016

This past July marked the 50th anniversary of Cleveland’s infamous Hough Riots, an event that shed light on the dire situation of local race relations. In 2016, Cleveland is still the most segregated city in the nation. In many bars and homes on Cleveland’s west side, the confederate flag flies prou...

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