Trayvon Martin, Abdulrahman al-Aulaqi and Observing Drone Policy Through A White Lens

In the week following the George Zimmerman verdict, a stream of articles were published comparing the targeting of young, Black men and the policing of Black communities to the targeting of young, Arab men in combat zones and Barack Obama’s drone war. In particular, these columnists compared Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Black boy who was …

Egypt: Is History Repeating?

Judging from Twitter, Egypt is in complete chaos. Online, protesters in the square tweeted pictures of a Tahrir Square that resembled the first, triumphant images of the Arab Spring and shared updates as the news broke. Initiatives such as Tahrir Bodyguard and Operation Anti Sexual Harassment, which formed in response to the rampant sexual assault …