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How Do We Get Our Voting Rights Back?

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. “Voter suppression is cloaked in many forms. Rev. William Barber, of the Moral Mondays Movement in North Carolina, understands voter suppression, “Voter suppression hacked our democracy long before …”

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You Have to be Taught to Hate

Patricia MacCorquordale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Garnet News. “Every other week when I was young, we went to visit my grandmother. The visit always started with her showing us the latest additions to her scrapbooks where she created pages about people …”

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Color-shaming is alive and (still) hurtful among Latinxs today

Ada M. Wilkinson-Lee, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Latina Lista. “Watching all the recent media reports and discussions about baseball legend Sammy Sosa’s skin bleaching brings back painful memories for me. It began when I was a teen. My mom encouraged me to use the skin …”

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Does Seattle Have the Solution for America’s Crippling Income Inequality?

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Alternet. “On July 10, 2017, the Seattle City Council unanimously passed a law taxing the rich. Individual incomes over $250,000 and $500,000 for married couples will pay a 2.25% tax. Funds raised, estimated at $175 million, will go for affordable …”

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Everyone Deserves Care: Insisting on Compassion in the Face of Congressional Cruelty

Patricia MacCorquodale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Truthout. “When I heard that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act didn’t have enough votes, I thought that maybe my family could stop worrying about health care. The next day …”

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From Korea to Mosul, the US Tradition of “Collateral Damage” Drags On

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Buzzflash for Truthout. “June was the sixty-fourth anniversary of the Korean War. It began in 1950 and ended 1953. Did people at that time in this country, even today, know the truth about our destruction in North Korea? South Korea …”

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Trump and Modi’s silence on hate crimes provides shelter for criminals

Rachana Kamtekar, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in TRT World. “Both US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to destroy “radical Islamic terrorism”, while ignoring repeated crimes against Muslims. The silence from both leaders provides protection for violent …”

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Futures Of Most Vulnerable Americans At Risk

Amy Burnham Greiner, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published by Garnet News. “Now that we finally know what is in the Senate health care bill, the deep cuts to Medicaid that so many have feared are potentially days from becoming a reality. People typically think …”

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History Has Already Prepared Us For Resistance, If Only We’d Listen

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Alternet. “On June 22, Republicans revealed their “secret” health care plan, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017. Immediately, people with disabilities protested the draconian cuts to Medicaid that could strip away federal support …”

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OPINION: Non-English Languages Become Mainstream Very ‘Despacito’

Gabriela Cervantes, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Latino USA. ““Despacito,” a Spanish-language song by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee, spent 13 weeks in Billboard’s top 100 list before skyrocketing to the #1 spot, where it remains for four weeks (as of this writing). With its authentic Latin feel …”

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