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The Sanitization of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) was a revolutionary during the struggle for civil rights amongst Black Americans. A popular figure whose impact is known throughout the country, culminating in a national holiday, MLK’s legacy is one that has been washed down in its intensity and intention. The American project has oft used Black revolutionaries and leaders to create an appeasement …


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Another Year Gone

Assalamu Alaykum, Here is my biggest takeaway from 2022. We did a lot- but it’s not enough. By the grace of Allah, 2022 has been a good year. After 2 years of uncertainty, we finally find ourselves at the brink of normalcy. After a global vaccination effort, COVID-19 cases are finally letting up. The midterm elections, though featuring many nail-biters, …


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The Hindu Right in the United States

Audrey Truschke Published in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History in October 2022 Abstract — The Hindu Right is a dense network of organizations across the globe that promote Hindutva or Hindu nationalism, a political ideology that advocates for an ethnonationalist Hindu identity and to transform India into a Hindu state governed by majoritarian norms. Hindutva ideology was first …