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.

Gruden’s racist emails are not the only problem facing major league sports

Jon Gruden’s resignation from the Las Vegas Raiders comes after an investigation of workplace climate…

Climate change is here. What can we do about it?

How do we find the strength to not look away from all that is breaking…

The Afghan People are not Political Props for the Left

In the days following the Taliban’s swift conquest of Afghanistan, a disturbing narrative took hold…

Education law requires PE

School has started or is on the horizon in many states.  While confusion lingers about…

Who Can Serve on Boards?

This pandemic has dictated so much of my life and challenged my ability to operate…

Every Tenth of a Degree of Warming Matters

Working in climate policy as someone under 30, every day I wake up with the…

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…