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My Name Is Ayesha Khan. I Am Racially Profiled.

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I already saw the TSA officer’s eyes widen as he saw where my student visa was stamped: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Here we go…

L.A. Public Schools to Teach Queer History

Students should be taught a truly inclusive history, acknowledging the fluid nature of sexual and gender identity.

My Happy Hour with the Anti-Obamacare Uncle Sam

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To better understand that Koch brothers' funded campaign promoting the perils of health insurance to Millennials, I RSVP'd for a Q&A panel and cocktail party hosted by Generation Opportunity and The Daily Caller.

On Chelsea Manning: Being Trans in the Military, Post-DADT

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The American military does not exist in a vacuum, but is intimately intertwined with other institutions in our society—educational institutions, the media, the government, prisons. Trans discrimination is easy to spot in military policies, but it is widespread in the civilian world, too.

Yes, You Can Go To College and Not End Up With Crushing Debt

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To address student debt, a bold idea from the Education Trust: revamp the entire financial aid system to reroute tuition aid to student from middle- to low-income families.

At Commencement, How Obama Got it Wrong on Race

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While the Obamas opened lines of communication to young black grads during their commencement speeches at Morehouse and Bowie State Universities, they also revisited some troubling and tired rhetoric.

Here’s One Way to End Poverty

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Give free money to everyone.

Here’s How to Get America’s Economy Back on Track

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And save this generation at the same time.

Snoop Lion Wants You To Remember The Cost Of Gun Violence

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Will you hear what he has to say?

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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What's new with abortion this week?

‘Accidental Racist’: Starting the Conversation Isn’t Enough

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Brad Paisley and LL Cool J fall short.

Mythologizing Margaret: What Britain’s First Woman Prime Minister Actually Did For Women

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What the mythology of "The Iron Lady" has to do with trickle-down feminism, the "glass-ceiling," and the problems with our movement today.

Laughing Our Way to Marriage Equality

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Anti-marriage equality arguments are starting to seem silly.

Memphis Activists: The KKK Aren’t The Only Ones Who Can Plan ‘Biggest Rally’ This Weekend

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The KKK is set to host one of its "biggest rallies of all time" in Memphis, Tenn., this weekend.

From Steubenville to Torrington: Rape Culture in the Media

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In the wake of Steubenville, there's been a lot of discussion about the dangers of social media, and the way the internet has changed gendered and sexualized bullying.

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