Texas and the Politics of Exclusion

By Tiffany Puett First published at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tiffany-puett/texas-and-the-politics-of-exclusion_b_8594446.html Last Friday night, several armed terrorists coordinated attacks around the city of Paris that left 129 people dead. The terrorist group ISIS, or Daesh, has claimed responsibility. The day before the Paris attacks, suicide bombers with ISIS affiliation killed 43 people and wounded 239 more in Beirut. The attacks … Continue reading Texas and the Politics of Exclusion

The Distance Between Syria and El Salvador

By Lauren Horn Griffin As I scrolled through my Facebook and Twitter feeds yesterday, I was immediately bombarded with the distressing image (or references to the image) of a Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach. The commentary, without exception, was filled with words of grief and sympathy—even calls to action. Mothers, grateful for … Continue reading The Distance Between Syria and El Salvador

Houston Arabic Immersion Magnet School Faces Bigots

IDCL Director Tiffany Puett has a new piece on the Huffington Post about recent Islamophobic protests at the new Arabic Immersion Magnet School in Houston, TX. As she argues: Better education about the diverse cultures and religions represented in Houston and greater Texas is essential for creating a public square that makes room for the … Continue reading Houston Arabic Immersion Magnet School Faces Bigots