If Things Feel Extra Bad Right Now, It’s Because They Are

We don’t have a lot of time before the 2022 midterms, so I want to tell you my real takeaway here up front: Things are not looking good. Regardless of who wins or loses on Tuesday, the right is at war with young people, and using that as an avenue to target marginalized communities across … Read more

Black Students At Harvard Have Always Resisted Racism

Harvard University, like most schools in the Ivy League, has deep ties to the transatlantic slave trade. A 2019 report commissioned by President Lawrence Bacow found that faculty and staff enslaved 70 people, some of whom lived on campus; that the school’s donors profited from the slave trade; and that the university promoted the racist … Read more

Supreme Court Appears Fully Ready to Gut Affirmative Action

This article was originally published by Vanity Fair.  Nearly 20 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Grutter v. Bollinger that student body diversity is a national priority that justifies the consideration of race in university admissions. “Effective participation by members of all racial and ethnic groups in the civic life of our Nation is … Read more

We Talked to Five Young Voters About Crime and Policing

The question of what makes us feel safe is a complicated one, especially for Gen Zers. It’ll soon be six months since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The four-year anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida was earlier this year and the 10-year anniversary of the shooting … Read more

How Articles of Sikh Faith Are Criminalized on College Campuses

AW: There was actually a lot of uproar. I couldn’t go on Instagram or any social media platform without seeing it on everyone’s story. In terms of organizations, there was United Sikhs, there was the World Sikh Organization (WSO), [and the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund] SALDEF.… It even went so far as … Read more

Some School Districts Are Bringing Police Officers Back

But experts who have studied police in schools note a lack of evidence to suggest that police improve safety. A review of the research on school police released in May by the education nonprofit WestEd found no link between placing police at schools and prevention of crime. Meanwhile, the bulk of the research on the … Read more

Queer Brown Vegan Wants to Make the Climate Movement More Inclusive

When Isaias Hernandez was growing up in Los Angeles, he faced a host of obstacles. From living off food stamps to struggling with the city’s air quality, Hernandez was raised with an acute understanding of how poverty, migration, gender discrimination, and environmental destruction intersect and feed off each other. “At a young age, I realized … Read more

Danielle Smith addresses comments about unvaccinated being ‘most discriminated against group’ | Globalnews.ca

On Wednesday, Alberta premier Danielle Smith released a statement about comments she made a day earlier about people who chose not to be vaccinated being “the most discriminated against group that I’ve ever witnessed in my lifetime.” The comment garnered widespread criticism online and from other political figures in Canada. In a statement issued just … Read more

What I Learned Growing Up in a Conservative Black Christian Family

Despite the fact that slavery and centuries of anti-Black and -brown policies have directly harmed many citizens in this country, the ignorance I’ve witnessed from the middle- and upper-class Black folks in my family is astounding. Whether glib statements like “I don’t understand why everyone doesn’t have health care” or more bigoted comments like “Illegals … Read more

From Facing Charges As an Organizer to Winning Elected Office

The 2022 midterm elections are right around the corner. In our new series Teen Vogue’s Top 10, we’re asking candidates 10 questions about the issues we know our readers care about the most, including student debt and climate change — plus a few bonus questions for fun. Here, Justin Jones tells us about becoming the … Read more