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.

All Latinos are not perceived as equal

Social media has been abuzz this past week with harsh criticism of Colombian artist J Balvin…

Student Self-Disclosure During Virtual Learning

As the Omicron variant continues its spread, the fact that the U.S. just reached an…

No Way Home: Helping Young People Navigate Grief

As a Marvel fan, therapist, and assistant professor in counseling, I was moved by the…

Marvel, can you please stop idealizing whiteness with your diversity?

As a single Black mom knee deep in pandemic life, I gleefully purchased one of…

Five African novels to read in 2022

About one in four Americans watched Netflix’s Squid Game in 2021, which is remarkable because the Korean reality…

U.S. SCOTUS: Own Up To The Stench Of Politics as Usual And Historical

The U.S. Supreme Court is political. That became abundantly clear for those who listened to…

“Complexity” is the Tip of the Melting Iceberg

FX’s Reservation Dogs, nominated earlier this week for a Golden Globe award for Best Musical/Comedy…

Science is Not Lying to You

The appearance of Omicron as the newest variant of COVID-19 is likely to further increase…

I May Never Have a Good Answer to the Age-Old Question, ‘Where Are You From?’

“Moving around a lot is hard. Then you have 10 places to not call home.”…

My First 100 Days as the New President/CEO of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance

I joined Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance at the end of August and wow!! What a…

Across the Divides: How the Dialogue of Life Can Enrich All

Instant polarization is often the public reaction in this country to news events. This is…

Wake Up Elder America, It’s Time to Tell Doctors How You Need to Be Treated

When television and film actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who turns 57 in March, dared to…

Food Insecurity and Health

While the government focuses on the omicron variant and booster shots it is ignoring another…

Linguistic Identity & Hollywood: Hoping Spielberg and Sorkin got the Latinx accents Right

Two films were released today that bring to light stories that represent the Latino/x community…

Close Healthcare Gaps: Black Americans Need Black Healthcare Providers

My entire intermediate family, ages 30 – 79, is considered high risk in this pandemic.…