The United States has long maintained a military presence in the Asia-Pacific, but as China seeks to exert its own presence in the region, especially in the South China Sea, the US military is strengthening its foothold on Pacific islands to counter China's naval power.
Anthropologist Amy Brown uncovers the ways race and class are manipulated to raise money at one New York City high school. Brown argues that the fundraising reinforces the idea of wealthy white saviors fixing the problems of low- and middle-income students, especially those of color.
Recent media coverage and spiraling public outrage over the water crisis in Flint, Michigan has completely eclipsed the ongoing environmental justice struggles of the Navajo. Even worse, the media continues to frame the situation in Flint as some sort of isolated incident. It is not.