Voting Matters, But Staying Engaged Matters More

Voting Matters, But Staying Engaged Matters More

After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed, my Facebook feed filled up with people telling one another to vote in the midterms. “If you don’t like what’s happening in America, vote!” they said. And yes, I’ll vote. I always vote. As a believer in...
Calling Working People of All Colors

Calling Working People of All Colors

A little over 80 years ago, NAACP founder W.E.B. Du Bois wrote “Black Reconstruction in America,” a groundbreaking essay that looked at the racial politics of the post-Civil War years. The major failure of those years, Du Bois insisted, was that poor...
The Reduction of Muslim Americans

The Reduction of Muslim Americans

On August 31, Nazma Khanam, a 60-year-old Muslim woman, was stabbed to death while walking near her home in Queens. The culprit was charged with second degree murder and robbery. But Khanam’s family believes the killing was a hate crime, noting that no personal...
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