The Department of Injustice

While politics have always influenced the priorities of the Civil Rights Division, both Republic and Democratic appointees heading the Division have supported its core mission—to enforce the nation’s civil rights laws. But is that still true?

A Red Dystopia

Any dystopia that I try to imagine to write about as part of a science fiction future draws from a documented history of the abuse of women in nearly every culture.

What Happened to Washington’s Women Ambassadors?

The number of women ambassadors to Washington, DC has been steadily dropping since 2013.

#HereToStay: The Fight to Defend DACA Isn’t Over

While the threat to end DACA has been looming for weeks, the program is still in place today. The resistance, once again, is working, but we must keep fighting.

Gender Mainstreaming Loses Out Under UN Peacekeeping Budget Cuts

In 2017 alone, there has been over $600 million cut from UN peacekeeping budgets—which will result in a marginalization of gender in senior decision-making processes.

Ignoring Gender Apartheid in Afghanistan is Not the Right “Path Forward”

“We are here to kill terrorists” is not a strategy. Instead, it is tantamount to cutting off the head of hydra—where one is cut, two more grow.

We’re (Still) at War

Despite the ambiguity of outcomes in Afghanistan, the outcomes in America are clear: U.S. military service members are going to stay at war, and the president’s core base of support will cheer him for it.

Constitutional Cities

The current administration would have us believe that so-called sanctuary jurisdictions are making cities less safe. There is one (very big) catch: the claims are untrue.

Trump Tweets Cartoon of Train Hitting Reporter After Woman is Killed by Car in Charlottesville

This attack on the media comes as less of a surprise than its timing.

Heartbroken, But Standing Strong

I got my start in social justice fighting against segregation as a college student in North Carolina. I never thought in 2017 that I would still have to fight racism in its ugliest, most naked form.

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