Articles by: Sarah Sakha

Let’s talk privilege

Let’s talk privilege

Still, each “people’s” – each group’s – struggles and experiences are its own, disparate and different. That means limits exist to my understanding and ability to empathize. And by recognizing that, I refuse to make blanket statements, i.e., the struggles that we, as persons of color, face today.

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wall front

Call it what it is: Apartheid Walls in the West Bank and Mexico

Proponents of either/both wall(s) justify the barriers as means of providing security, curbing immigration, and protecting lives. But that is the myth that uses “security” as the pretext for the tearing apart of families and shattering any hopes of a future for Palestinians. These walls must come down.

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Policing Nationality

Policing Nationality

As much as national security should be a priority for our administration, I am sick and tired and upset that this is unrelentingly utilized as a warrant for such blatantly discriminatory and hurtful measures. H.B. 158 is based on ethnicity and national origin – arbitrary factors that are largely beyond one’s own control.

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West is Best

West is Best

A man is being dragged along the cold concrete floor by his collar, out of his solitary cell in an Iranian prison. He is blindfolded. He looks wan and frazzled.

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Dispatch from Tehran

Dispatch from Tehran

“I’m a girl. But I decided it was easier to be a guy.” I met her at a hair salon in Tehran, one summer when I was visiting family in Iran. She was a client of our family friend. But peculiarly enough, she walked in without a hijab.

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