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Say Goodbye to Gender as You Know It

Patricia MacCorquordale, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece was first published in Garnet News. "A few years ago, another faculty member and I were discussing a young student who we had in common. This student’s adjustment to the…
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Tucson should be wary of the cost of development

Patricia Jackson, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "The Sonoran Desert — over 2,000 species of plants, 500 species of birds and 1,000 species of bees — is the most biodiverse…
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An invitation to kids, parents and educators to occupy our schools — with curiosity, challenge and innovation

Julie Kasper, 2016-2017 Fellow. This piece first appeared in The Hechinger Report. "The new school year is well under way in much of nation and many kids are anxious, frightened, confused and questioning. Why is it…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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