Opinion

When Women Promote Oppression of Other Women

Violent protests have erupted in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Kurd woman Mahsa Amini.…

Hispanic Heritage Month is Missing the Mark on Accurate Representation

As the end of Hispanic Heritage Month draws near in the United States, so will…

Preventing Mass Shootings Starts with Community Resilience

Last week, a gunman in Thailand who was a former police sergeant attacked a child…

Book Bans are about More than Books. It Bans Students’ Exposure to Marginalized Others.

A recent report indicated that the United States has an exponentiating number of book bans.  Over…

Censor No More: Why Education Gag Orders Create More Social Division

As a student in the 1990s and early 2000s, I did not learn about queer…

Wealth does not protect Black Americans from poor health— in some ways, it may make them sicker.

Fans got emotional as Serena Williams played in the U.S. Open recently for likely the final time, and…

Climate Change Activists, Please Stop Talking about the Apocalypse

The buzz around Noach Baumbach’s latest film, “White Noise,” based on Don DeLillo’s eponymous novel,…

The COVID-19 outbreak and the flexibility of remote work have sparked an explosion of homeschooling.

Consider that about 3% of students in the US were homeschooled prior to the pandemic,…

Coping with climate grief on National Grief Awareness Day

Americans are grieving our climate losses. We need to reach acceptance—and action. National Grief Awareness…

Fireflies at risk of extinction are pop culture phenomenons in the U.S. Here’s what can be done to save them.

A recent Luminate study found that older music is becoming more popular than new music…

STOP THE MADNESS: UKRAINE TREATMENT OF PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SHOULD PROMPT ACTION TO SUPPORT VITAL WORKERS

Horrific conditions facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) was in the news again.…

The Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision should prompt action on disability rights and accessibility

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In a concurring opinion, Justice…

The healthcare system failed my mom, a retired nurse, will it fail yours?

Approximately 54.1 million Americans are 65 or older and this number is projected to increase…

The Climate Emergency Keeps Getting Worse. Young Climate Leaders are the Solution.

President Biden recently addressed the climate emergency, an emergency I’ve experienced since childhood. The climate…

The overturning of Roe v. Wade will just create more violence

It happened. The historic moment that many across the U.S. either dreaded or cheered has…