Author Archives: Chandler Gifford

Activists protest at the White House in Washington, DC

What America’s voting rights activists can learn from past movements for civil rights

The author of this opinion piece reminds his readers that throughout our nation’s history, the struggle for equity and equality has always faced resistance. He urges activists to be strong and resilient as they work to ensure voting rights for all Americans.

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Our choices may be making us more individualistic

Whether it’s picking out a box of cereal from the grocery aisle or deciding which sources to get our information from, we make all kinds of choices every day. This article suggests that having all these choices may ultimately have a negative impact on society.

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Fortnite’s Civil Rights Movement Inclusion Was Well-Intentioned But Messy

Is a popular video game an appropriate venue for teaching young people about the Civil Rights movement? Click here to find out what happened when Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech was featured in Fortnite.

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What the ‘Lyme wars’ can teach us about COVID-19 and how to find common ground in the school reopening debate

Lyme disease, which people get from tick bites, is a subject of controversy in the medical field. What can we learn from this controversy that might help people deal with disagreements about COVID-19 and reopening schools?