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Drawing Lines Around Voting

Drawing Lines Around Voting

by Phyllis Raybin Emert Every 10 years, after the U.S. census figures are released, congressional voting districts in 43 states are required by law to be redrawn to account for population shifts. Congressional districts are the 435 areas across the country from which...
Muslim Women Face Discrimination for Wearing Hijab

Muslim Women Face Discrimination for Wearing Hijab

by Emily Pecot Few garments evoke as much controversy as the hijab. Translated from Arabic as partition, curtain, or barrier, sometimes hijab refers to the headscarf worn by Islamic women, and sometimes it refers to the broader concept of practicing modesty by both...
Persecution in China Leads to Uyghur Genocide

Persecution in China Leads to Uyghur Genocide

by Phyllis Raybin Emert After the Holocaust, when six million Jews were killed in Adolph Hitler’s attempt to exterminate the Jewish race, the world collectively committed to the idea that genocide would never happen again. That “never again” commitment, however, has...