Public Voices


 

The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship is a national initiative to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top underrepresented thinkers, and to ensure our ideas help shape the important conversations of our age.

Leaving a PhD Program

“We support whatever decision you make, honey.” I hung up the phone with my mom,…

Derrick Chauvin deserves his prison sentence. Many people of color don’t.

The Biden administration is taking action to tackle racial inequity in an area not often…

Juneteenth A Holiday: Personal Pride And National Irony

My grandparents, Maggie and Ennis Williams, would be proud. Juneteenth, a holiday they ensured was…

New Jobs in the Vaccine Economy and the Green Economy

This week the percentage of eligible people vaccinated in the U.S. passed 43%. The massive…

Without Global Vaccine Equity, The COVID-19 “Finish Line” Will Be Out of Reach

On May 5, about eight months after India and South Africa submitted their proposal asking…

Want to stop AAPI hate? Start pronouncing Asian names correctly.

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, a recognition of the contributions that Asian and Pacific…

In addressing climate change, don’t forget the locals

One day last week, nearly 30 people filled a virtual Zoom space; two groups composed…

How Higher Education in America Has Been Hijacked By Colonization Warfare and Why We Need To Fight Back Now

Democracy is under siege globally, including among our colleges and institutions of higher learning. Cultivating…

Dallas Voters Should Allow Non-Citizens to Serve

Leaders create more leaders, not followers. The Dallas city’s boards and commissions should be open…

Collective Relief and a Call to Action

I had to pull my car over because the tears were blurring my vision. As…

Sports Journalism Could Have Helped Us Tackle COVID-19

President Biden and former President Barack Obama will be appearing in the “Roll Up Your…

Lives Depend on Ethnic Studies

The United States is built, in part, on a legacy of anti-Asian violence. The blaming…

The Value of Being Ordinary: Access to Energy is Not Like Youth Sports or GRE Scores

As an electrical engineering professor, I’m used to people thinking that access to electrical energy…

Say This, Not That: Reshaping COVID Conversation To Healthy Sharing, Not Anxiety Inducing

It was April 2020 and along with three other healthcare providers, I was headed to…

Lessons Learned from Remote Learning

We are in the midst of one of the most challenging times in the history…