(Issue 14) Advocacy/ Politics Feature: Arrizu Sirjani

Interview by Elizabeth Thompson, Photography by Joana Meurkens Mixed Mag is excited to feature Arrizu Sirjani, former project coordinator for New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. A passionate advocate for immigrant rights, Arrizu spoke with Elizabeth Thompson about her childhood experiences as a person with mixed cultural heritage and the joys and challenges … Read more(Issue 14) Advocacy/ Politics Feature: Arrizu Sirjani

Putin’s Genocidal Invasion and the Second Cold War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

“The simple fact is we have a tremendous stake in the success of the democrats here. Their success will change the world in a way that reflects both our values and our hopes. What may be at stake is the equivalent of the postwar recovery of Germany and Japan as democratic allies, only this time … Read morePutin’s Genocidal Invasion and the Second Cold War by Jordan Rosenberg Cobos

Why the (potential) Overturning of Roe v. Wade Makes a Case for the Abolition of the U.S. Criminal Legal System by Whit Washington, Esq.

As a legal scholar and human rights attorney, the most recent leaked opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) is not a surprise. Our legal system was created by people who believed that Black people and all women were not people worthy of protection under the law at best and that they … Read moreWhy the (potential) Overturning of Roe v. Wade Makes a Case for the Abolition of the U.S. Criminal Legal System by Whit Washington, Esq.

The U.S Underfunds Education and Dominates Entertainment: Conscious Consumption of Art Has Taught Me More Than Public School by Trinity Townsend

Illustration by iggdeh The United States education system has been in an era of decline since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007. With the federal government struggling to keep itself afloat at the time, various areas received funding cuts and education was one of the areas most impacted. Although the economy has improved … Read moreThe U.S Underfunds Education and Dominates Entertainment: Conscious Consumption of Art Has Taught Me More Than Public School by Trinity Townsend

Representation Matters by Noah Westfall

Every decade the United States conducts a national census to count the population and identify demographic trends. The recent 2020 census revealed notable population changes including a decrease in the proportion of the population that identifies as White-alone and a dramatic increase in the proportion of the population identifying as multiracial. Now, two years later … Read moreRepresentation Matters by Noah Westfall

On Watching Them Burn Her Books by Gina Isabel Rodriguez

In late 2019, as I was taking yet another Twitter break from writing my novel, a short video caught my eye. The little image showed a lively fire in an outdoor grill, the kind of grill my family never used when we went up to Bear Mountain because we always brought a cooler with hard-boiled … Read moreOn Watching Them Burn Her Books by Gina Isabel Rodriguez

Want to #StopAsianHate? Stop Hating on China by James Taichi Collins

The United States’ gift to the world and most cited living scholar of our time, Noam Chomsky, is constantly asked why he focuses his criticism on the United States and not other states like China or the former Soviet Union. Chomsky responds to this critique stating, “it’s because American actions are the things that I … Read moreWant to #StopAsianHate? Stop Hating on China by James Taichi Collins

Climate Change, Institutionalism, and the Future of Political Stability in the Global South by Irteqa Khan

Climate change is a contemporary buzzword which has been widely debated by politicians, scholars, and activists all over the world. What we may be certain of, however, is that global warming and climate disruption undoubtedly put life on Earth at risk. This is particularly true of the Global South, where populations are adversely affected by … Read moreClimate Change, Institutionalism, and the Future of Political Stability in the Global South by Irteqa Khan

The Dualities of Visiting Your Motherland by Amanda Etemad

The first time I went to Iran I was only sixteen, still in high school, traveling with a parent, and naive to so much of the world, but eager to learn more about my roots. Growing up as one of the only Iranian-Americans in my tiny, majority white suburb left me with many questions about … Read moreThe Dualities of Visiting Your Motherland by Amanda Etemad

No, “Wokeness” Is Not Hurting the Democrats by James Taichi Collins

Self-reflection is a lost art for the Democrats. When Hillary Clinton failed to win the presidency in 2016 against the most unpopular presidential candidate in modern American history, the party blamed everything. From racism, sexism, Russian interference to “Bernie Bros,” Democrats insisted that they weren’t to blame for getting crushed in what should have been … Read moreNo, “Wokeness” Is Not Hurting the Democrats by James Taichi Collins

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