Love Doesn’t Trump Hate

January 11, 2017 nyupressblog 0

—Lee Bebout
White supremacy is reinforced by and persists because of a complex of emotions. Love does not exist above and beyond hate in a distinct sphere. Love and hate are side by side, they stick together, they intermingle, they interpenetrate. “Love Trumps Hate” is a catchy slogan, but these words do something that we cannot continue. They hinder understanding.

Muslim Cool: The Playlist

December 16, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Su’ad Abdul Khabeer
What does Muslim Cool sound like? What are the rhythms and rhymes that fortify and carry young Muslims forward in the work of challenging anti-Blackness and all forms of inequality?

Big Biomedicine

December 6, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Joseph E. Davis
The time is ripe for a redirection of biomedical research funding and a larger re-balancing between reductionistic “fixing” and holistic “healing,” requiring a deeper understanding of the “old-fashioned” social and environmental determinants of health and illness and a renewed commitment to addressing them.

The 9/11 Generation: Life in the Surveillance State

December 5, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Sunaina Marr Maira
Since the attacks of 9/11, the banner of national security has led to intense monitoring of the politics of Muslim and Arab Americans. Young people from these communities have come of age in a time when the question of political engagement is both urgent and fraught.

The glass ceiling and the future of women in office

November 28, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Frank C. Thames and Margaret S. Williams
While Secretary Clinton didn’t break the glass ceiling for holding office, perhaps she broke the ceiling for women running for the presidency from a major party. The circumstances for women’s participation should be favorable in the U.S., perhaps even more so now that there is an example to follow.

A Cynic Mourns

November 22, 2016 nyupressblog 0

—Barbara Katz Rothman
“I never believed in the American dream. How is it possible to mourn the loss of something you never believed existed?”

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