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What Will Trump’s Declaration on Jerusalem Mean to Palestinians?

Maha Nassar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Conversation. "When President Donald Trump on Dec. 5 recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, he not only effectively endorsed Israel’s de facto annexation of…
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President Trump’s Slur Against American Indians

Noshene Ranjbar, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Scientific American. "As a child and adolescent psychiatrist, I have had the honor of working closely with the Lakota community on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian…
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Look But Don’t Touch My Daughter’s Hair

Cheree L. Meeks, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Garnet News. "My daughter and I were in the grocery store and a very friendly white couple happened to be alongside us in the aisle. My…
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Doom-and-Gloom Scenarios on Climate Change Won’t Solve Our Problem

Elise Gornish, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Scientific American. "The latest Hollywood natural disaster movie, Geostorm, is tanking in theaters this fall. We are once again invited to explore a cinematic vision of a self-inflicted…
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Why Family Ties Matter in U.S. Immigration Policy

Michelle Tellez, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books. "When I turned 15, my family put together a huge traditional birthday celebration for me, a quinceñeara in my mom’s ..."
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America Only Started Caring About the Opioid Epidemic When It Hit Suburbia

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Alternet. "President Trump recently declared the opioid epidemic a public emergency. But drug abuse has been a public emergency in inner cities like Los Angeles, Detroit, and…
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Tax reform will help small businesses in Arizona

Lea Marquez Peterson, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in the Arizona Daily Star. "As the president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I’ve seen firsthand that our current tax code places a stifling burden…
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Maybe Al Franken’s a ‘good’ man. He still admitted to sexual harassment.

Alexandra Tracy-Ramirez, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared on NBC News. "No one wants to think of someone they love, or anyone they know and respect, as a monster. But in the wake of the Weinstein…
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Yes, kids need more civics education — but they need to be taught civility at least as much

Eve Rifkin, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece was first published by The Washington Post. "It is not a lucky coincidence that the students at my school demonstrate respect toward — and curiosity about — each other, especially…
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Silent Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military

Randiesia Fletcher-Riggs, 2017-2018 Fellow. This piece first appeared in Garnet News. "Sexual assault is not exclusive to Hollywood and the world of politics. It also is a problem in our military, one that I lived through…
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