Queen Arsem-O’Malley focuses on grassroots labor organizing, youth-led social movements, anti-carceral feminism, and critiques of mainstream media.
Poor medical care and systemic neglect create a dangerous—and even deadly—situation at Rikers Island. In this investigation, Erika Eichelberger delves into the abuses that people who are inmates in the women’s jail suffer at the hands of the doctors, nurses, and administrators who control their lives.
Cole Delbyck focuses on LGBT politics, East Asia, and representational issues in film and television.
“Internal Report: Major Diversity, Organizational Problems At Human Rights Campaign,” by Chris Geidner. BuzzFeed, June 2, 2015.
For many, the Human Rights Campaign’s logo, a yellow equal sign, has become synonymous with the struggle for LGBT rights in America. This internal HRC report recently obtained by BuzzFeed paints a very different picture— “Leadership culture is experienced as homogenous—gay, white, male.” Although the HRC already has a plan in place to better represent those who fall outside of those demographics, the report reflects a serious tension within the LGBT community, where the G often drowns out the concerns of the L B T.
Khadija Elgarguri focuses on MENA issues including women’s rights, the relationship between foreign policy and cultural change, and women’s roles in protest movements in the region.
“A Muslim woman beat Abercrombie & Fitch. Why her Supreme Court victory is a win for all Americans,” by Simran Jeet Singh. The Washington Post, June 1, 2015.
This Washington Post opinion piece explains why, in the Abercrombie lawsuit brought by Muslim-American Samantha Elauf, the Supreme Court’s decision to rule in favor of equal opportunity and religious freedom is a landmark decision in a time when employment discrimination is still a norm. “This case illustrates how we see ourselves as a society,” Singh writes. “Americans are one step closer to not having to choose between their faith and their work.”