The Case for Eliminating Mandatory Reporting Laws for Competent Adult Victims

Mandatory reporting laws for competent adult victims[1] of sexual assault and intimate partner violence, which require healthcare providers to submit a report to police when they have treated such patients, may seem beneficial at first glance, but can significantly harm survivors. Such laws can endanger survivors, retraumatize them, infringe upon their autonomy, violate patient confidentiality, […]

Blood Quantum and the White Gatekeeping of Native American Identity

From the time that European colonists set foot on American shores and made contact with Native[1] peoples, they have sought to control the land and resources that first belonged to the tribes. One means of control was defining what it meant to be an “Indian.” The dominant White society in the United States has changed […]