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29 May 2020
Editorials

Stalling on Trans Rights 

Four years ago, Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination “is the civil rights issue of our time.” North Carolina’s blatantly transphobic bathroom law proves that’s truer than ever, but the deeper concern is the formidable opposition to dismantling traditional conceptions of gender. The Private…

Editorials

Stalling on Trans Rights 

Four years ago, Vice President Joe Biden said transgender discrimination “is the civil rights issue of our time.” North Carolina’s blatantly transphobic bathroom law proves that’s truer than ever, but the deeper concern is the formidable opposition to dismantling traditional conceptions of gender. The Private…

Editorials

Refugees Welcome? 

Thirty-seven of my family members are refugees. They are scattered in different parts of the Middle East and Europe — 20 are internally displaced within Syria and nine members of my family, to date, have been killed in the ongoing civil war. As a Syrian,…

Editorials

In-Flight Islamophobia 

Less than 24 hours after speaking to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at a World Affairs Council dinner in Los Angeles about counterinsurgency efforts in his home state of Iraq, 26-year-old UC Berkeley senior Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight…