Queen Arsem-O’Malley focuses on grassroots labor organizing, youth-led social movements, anti-carceral feminism, and critiques of mainstream media.
“I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people,” by Priscilla Ward. Salon, January 19, 2015.
In Priscilla Ward’s deeply personal essay for Salon, she delves into her anger sparked by keeping aspects of herself suppressed in order to have comfortable personal relationships with non-black peers—“I don’t talk about what happens every 28 hours—a black person is killed. My white male roommate and I, we just don’t go there. It makes things easier”—and her renewed commitment to stop tiptoeing around race.
Avi Asher-Schapiro focuses on US foreign policy, politics in the Middle East and South America, and technology issues.
“Shas’ Stunning Election Ad is a Challenge to Both Left and Right,” by Dimi Reider. +972 Magazine, January 18, 2015.
In Israel, as in the United States, politicians tend to court the middle class and ignore the poor during election season. But poverty is spiking in Israel with one-third of Israeli children now living below the poverty line. This piece by the Israeli journalist Dimi Reider explains how the conservative ultra-Orthodox Shas Party—which draws support from the Sephardic and Mizrahi communities—is working to make class and poverty major issues in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Cole Delbyck focuses on LGBT politics, East Asia, and representational issues in film and television.
We have all met this guy. Keating’s piece deftly excoriates that self-satisfied brogressive who wanders out of his depth while trying to prove how “cool” he is with all things LGBT. Instead of blindly celebrating allyship, she raises important questions about what it means to be a good ally and examines how quickly this supposed solidarity can be washed away by a couple of stiff drinks and an unapologetic lesbian.