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