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.

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…

Can the Biden Administration’s Immigration Policy Reignite America’s Innovation Engine?

The pandemic-driven shelter-in-place orders American must live with today and for the foreseeable future have…

The Climate Crisis Solution is Educational Institutions

Recently, NASA’s former chief climate scientist, James Hansen, blasted U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson for…

The One Reason Asylum-Seekers Aren’t Offered Free Legal Counsel—And Why It Needs To Change

Each year about 100,000 people come to the United States seeking asylum because of persecution…

Enlightened Leadership of Black Women: Leading from the Side

Black women who lead from the side saved our presidency, and they will most likely…

Black Division is Also a Part of Black History

Nostalgic Black history does a disservice to younger people. The community of my childhood wasn’t…

Demand Better Science: Observational Studies Not Whole Story

Coffee can cause cancer. Wait, coffee lowers cancer rates. Eggs are totally fine to eat. No, eggs are bad for…