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Zaina Ujayli

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Zaina Ujayli is an MA student at the University of Virginia focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century Arab and Arab American writers.

Opinion: George Floyd's murder prompted a painful, but long overdue national conversation about accountability and racial injustice that stretches all the way from Chicago to Gaza, writes Zaina Ujayli.

26 May, 2021

Comment: Allocating more funding to resettlement organisations will not fill the gaps created by four years of neglect, writes Zaina Ujayli.

07 May, 2021

Comment: How we choose to tell our story is a complex matter. This Arab American Heritage month, let's remember our ancestors who tired to do just that, writes Zaina Ujayli.

16 April, 2021

Film Review: The Mauritanian follows the story of a Mauritanian man who was kidnapped from his home and imprisoned without charge for fourteen years and two months at Guantanamo Bay.

26 March, 2021

Comment: Whether the shooter was Arab or white matters little. Instead Americans should ask why he - and others - so easily got hold of a gun, writes Zaina Ujaili.

25 March, 2021

Comment: To ignore the US' historical precedent of violent white insurrectionists is to leave the door open to it happening again and again, writes Zaina Ujayli.

12 February, 2021

Comment: Democrats and Republicans have a responsibility to recognise the very real danger Greene poses to education on Islam, and continue to push for her removal, writes Zaina Ujayli.

02 February, 2021

Comment: The myth of American exceptionalism finally came tumbling down on January 6. Biden's success rests on his ability to lead America's reckoning with itself, writes Zaina Ujayli.

19 January, 2021

Comment: America may have survived Trump, but now we must work to shore up the cracks in the foundation of our fragile democracy, writes Zaina Ujayli.

03 November, 2020

Comment: Contrary to Trump's claims, Arab and Muslim Americans have centuries-long experience of fighting to be included in US society, just like every other immigrant community, writes Zaina Ujayli.

20 October, 2020