Category: Our World

Examining Police Violence as a Public Health Issue

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The following article was written on July 6, 2016 as a writing sample for a research position I applied for. When I heard about the killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA and Philando Castille in St. Paul, MN I just felt the need to start doing something about it. I’ve written/talked about my […]

The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race


Time Magazine just did a great series of articles about what happened in Ferguson, MO. Reading it helped me put the pieces together more clearly. I could see the connections that alluded me in the national news’ coverage. One particular piece in the series caught my attention. It was an opinion piece by six-time NBA Champion and MVP, […]

Understanding the Arab-Iraeli Conflict

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The other day I saw a story in the Guardian about a Arab teenager who was killed on his birthday in the West Bank.