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Greitens' signature on discrimination law is an injustice to Missourians

My precocious, mixed-race 5-year-old asked if he could choose to be black or white. Stopped dead in my tracks, I was not prepared to have…
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No Insurance, No Pay

Attention, Missouri motorists! Have you been injured in an accident and were uninsured? If you did not have auto insurance when you were injured on…
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Schoolteacher criticized online for posting pictures of herself wearing everyday clothing, deemed "inappropriate" by some.

The employer of Patrice Brown (nicknamed #TeacherBae on Twitter) recently criticized her for posting pictures of herself in the fourth grade classroom in which she…
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Inequality and the Law Radio Series

If you have not experienced inequality, based on race, socioeconomics, or otherwise, firsthand, you are not likely aware of the extreme inequality that exists because…
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Kansas City must empower silent citizens

As Kansas City’s government transitions to the incoming City Council, citizen satisfaction stands at nearly an all-time high. But if this council wants to succeed…
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Minimum wage raise long overdue

Take then thy bond, take thou thy pound of flesh;/But, in the cutting it, if thou dost shed/One drop of…blood, thy lands and goods/Are, by…
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Freedom for all remains on a distant shore

That Justice is a blind goddess Is a thing to which we black are wise: Her bandage hides two festering sores That once perhaps were…
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Low-wage workers seek the true value of their labor — higher pay

On Wednesday, fast-food, home health care and low-wage workers nationwide once again stood up for their right to form a union and earn a living,…
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In working toward justice, minorities are underrepresented among the nation’s lawyers

The legal profession has been labeled the least integrated in the U.S. by no less an authority than the American Bar Association. This is significant…
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Comida, A World Tour of Latin Flavors

The Sly James Firm is excited to announce its sponsorship of Comida 2015, the 2nd Annual Latin Culinary Arts Experience.  This year’s Comida benefits the…
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