Hate in America

After 9/11, anti-Muslim hate groups emerged faster then I could say “freedom of religion!”. By 2010 anti-muslim legislation was making headlines in New York because people were opposing development of Islamic Centers in lower Manhattan. ACT for America, founded in in 2007 by Brigitte Gabriel is a US-based anti-Muslim advocacy group. It is one of […]

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One In A Gazzilion

It’s 2014. I’m sitting in the second row, first seat in my global history class. Ms.Semakwaitz is walking back and forth in front of the smart board. Our new topic is national safety. The question: to what length should the government be allowed to invade our privacy in exchange for our safety? Class discussion shifts […]

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BrownGirl

When I was growing up I fawned over grey and blue eyes. To this day I often catch myself feeling envious when I make contact with someone who has colored eyes. There’s something so extraordinary and majestic about colored eyes. There has to be right? Because every poem I’ve read, every song I’ve heard romanticizes […]

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