The Race Is On 


By Maya Harris
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The Historic OUSD Teachers’ Strike

By Rhana Hashemi
The historic strike for equitable public education in the Oakland Unified School Districts led by the Oakland Education Association have sparked feelings of loss and betrayal amongst teachers, nurses, therapist and restorative justice practitioners who stood behind the classified union on a picket line for seven-days. While teachers saw some gains in their situations, others found their critical, yet under-served and under-resourced positions in schools, fared no better than before. The momentum of the strike ended with wide-spread disappointment and furthered distrust in the school’s leadership body; meanwhile, the question of who is going to propose meaningful solutions for the district to support the students in achieving well-being and academic success remains unanswered. Continue reading The Historic OUSD Teachers’ Strike

Self Identities

By Minhal Motiwala
Standing between two worlds, the pulls of assimilation and acceptance make it hard for Kamal Khan to know which of his selves — Khan is a first generation Pakistani-American Muslim — is more authentic. And none is wholly satisfying. Our reporter listens as Khan describes navigating family, friendships, school and young-adulthood while straddling a schism of identity. Continue reading Self Identities