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.

Spike Lee’s “Do the Right Thing” Should Be Mandatory in Higher Ed

A research nonprofit called Open Syllabus collected more than 15 million class syllabi from colleges…

An educational intervention that can lengthen life expectancy for black youth

Black-American women with PhDs die earlier than white women who are high school dropouts. This…

Believing in conspiracy theories may be in the (real) details

Last winter, conservative politicians and community members in Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and many other states…

DEI On The Line: How To Move from Failure To Meaningful Change

In the recent aftermath of MSNBC abruptly cutting ties with Tiffany Cross, host of The Cross…

My career in the military led me away from myself. My career with veterans led me back

When I was eight years old, I stayed up late watching Adult Swim on The…

Undiagnosed interval breast cancer is killing women. Here’s what to know.

A radiology group at an Arizona hospital recently missed obvious breast cancer in dozens of…

Hiding Ourselves Behind Beauty Standards

I slept about two hours last night. Why? Abortion is becoming increasingly inaccessible with the…

Why Hearing Women’s Voices Involves Shutting the **** Up

The record-breaking House of the Dragon HBO series features Rhaenyra Targaryen, a princess protagonist facing…

It is time to start considering the benefits of a 4-day work week for low-wage frontline workers

More than three dozen companies in the U.S. and Canada are joining a total of…

Mainstream Diwali celebrations are a first step toward full Indian-American cultural acceptance

US president Joe Biden, along with First Lady Jill Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, recently…

Why Black Preschoolers Are Still Being Expelled at Staggering Rates

As the holiday season approaches, many preschool children will get to spend extra time with…

Excluding People With Disabilities From Clinical Research is Bad News

In October 2022, the journal Health Affairs published a themed issue on disability and health. In one article, based…

We’re failing to protect disabled kids. Here’s how to change that.

This month, a Disability Royal Commission of Australia met to hear testimony about violence, abuse, and…

Where to find God? In math, love, the church, the backseat of a car, or the minds of children?

God and math: in my mind, they are connected, and here’s why. Math is formulaic,…

When Women Promote Oppression of Other Women

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