Vanderbilt College Democrats Issue Statement on Migrant Ban

Vanderbilt College Democrats Issue Statement on Migrant Ban

In 1939, the United States blocked 908 Jewish refugees on the MS St. Louis from entering the country. Forced to return to Europe, about a quarter of those refugees were killed in the Holocaust. Last Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order that has the potential to repeat this lethal...

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France’s Burkini Ban And Why It’s Oppressive

France’s Burkini Ban And Why It’s Oppressive

With the Syrian refugee crisis rocking Europe, many countries are questioning their identities and what their citizenry should look like. France, with a Muslim population of 5-10 percent, is struggling to maintain their culture of secularity. Despite having the largest Muslim population in Europe, France is lashing out against visible...

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Vanderbilt’s Changing Religious Landscape

Vanderbilt’s Changing Religious Landscape

VPR Note: The chart shows the results of the CIRP Survey administered to Vanderbilt Freshmen every year. VPR received this data from the Office of Religious Life while conducting our political survey of undergraduates (we used it to generate survey weights to address the discrepancy in religious affiliation between our...

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Islamophobia: America’s Undeniable Blemish

Islamophobia: America’s Undeniable Blemish

“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation…I absolutely would not agree with that”  “So Muslims will go to the mosque, and they will have their day of prayer, and they come out of there like uncorked animals – throwing rocks and burning cars”...

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