A Heart-Ache of a Process: Immigration in the United States

The United Nations defines a refugee as someone who has been forced to leave their country because they are facing persecution or some form of targeted violence. Typically, refugees do not live with the general public of their new country. Most live in refugee camps, as my family did. We lived in a refugee campContinue reading “A Heart-Ache of a Process: Immigration in the United States”

Louisville Needs Affordable Housing

It’s fall now, and the days have turned colder. At night it dips into the 40s, and like most people, I don’t have to compete for a safe spot to sleep, I don’t have to worry about staying warm and dry, about my belongings getting stolen in the middle of the night, or about gettingContinue reading “Louisville Needs Affordable Housing”

How Racism is Built into Louisville’s Infrastructure

Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. – Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961) The true dynamism of American cities comes from the connectedness of its institutions and the people within it. Considered one of the most residentiallyContinue reading “How Racism is Built into Louisville’s Infrastructure”

A Carefree Vaccine is a White Privilege

As I begin to write this article, my arm is still sore from the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine I received only two days ago. The muscle soreness is an uncomfortable nuisance, yet it is a persistent reminder that I have finally faced my fear of being injected with a novel substance at theContinue reading “A Carefree Vaccine is a White Privilege”

Why We Need this Publication

Spend your leisure time cultivating an ear attentive to discourse, for in this way you will find that you learn with ease what others have found out with difficulty. -Isocrates Growing up in a family with different politics than my own, I remember attempting to make every night at the dinner table a debate. IContinue reading “Why We Need this Publication”

Food Apartheid: How Hunger Became Political

If you were asked to define your relationship with food, what would you say? What words come to mind, and does a relationship even exist? For younger people, food is most often viewed as a commodity. On college campuses, fast food chains dominate our dining halls, satisfying those cravings for pizza, hamburgers, and all theContinue reading “Food Apartheid: How Hunger Became Political”