Post Tagged with: "xenophobia"

GUERRERO: Kirstjen Nielsen Went to Georgetown. That Doesn’t Make Her a Hoya

Georgetown University prides itself on providing a “world-class learning experience … [where] students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.” The School of Foreign Service proudly proclaims itself a “program[Read More…]

by July 2, 2018 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

BAO, MACK & XIE: Protect Chinese Students

Georgetown University’s Chinese students need President John J. DeGioia’s support. On Feb. 13, 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray implied Chinese students and faculty in America are spies in a Senate Intelligence Committee testimony. Wray’s xenophobia, fearmongering and discrimination run counter to Georgetown’s values of inclusion, respect and intercultural understanding. We[Read More…]

by February 27, 2018 6 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

KAPASI: The Wounded Knee Massacre

The Wounded Knee Massacre, the murder of Lakota refugees by the U.S. Cavalry in 1890, was inevitable. This atrocity was the culmination of the centuries-long effort by European immigrants to exterminate the indigenous peoples of the Plains, an indelible desire to expand fueled by Manifest Destiny. Despite the infamy of[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
Francois Valentin

VALENTIN: Populism Fuels Far-Right Rise

In the post-Brexit chaos, The Guardian published a feature in June 2016 titled “Why elections are bad for democracy,” which argued how referendums can be detrimental to democracies. It was astonishing that 17 million British citizens voted to leave the European Union, putting their country at economic risk. While the[Read More…]

by September 9, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Why Muslim Americans Cannot Buy Into Identity Politics

One month ago, the worst mass shooting in the United States took the lives of 49 innocent people. I still recall my initial reaction — I hoped the shooter was not somehow connected to Islam, which is often my first thought whenever I see a headline with a phrase like[Read More…]

by July 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

BROTHERS: Sometimes We Do Not Choose Our Labels

Some time ago, I read the words of Sayed Kashua, a Muslim journalist from Haaretz, who wrote after the attacks in Paris: “My first thought was: How the blazes do I cancel my labeling as a Muslim? How can I dump every definition that’s liable to connect me with those[Read More…]

by June 20, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top