Maryam Sultan

Maryam Sultan
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Maryam Sultan is studying at University of Illinois at Chicago and is majoring in English and Secondary Education.

Orientalism, Postcolonialism, and Whitewashing in the American Film Industry

The history of Hollywood is stained with the systematic erasure of Asians spanning from 1915 with the casting of Mary Pickford in the silent film “Madam Butterfly”, to 2017’s upcoming live adaptation of Japanese anime, “Ghost in the Shell” starring Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi. Casting white actors as characters of colors is simply another manifestation of the historical exclusion...

Open Letter to the Muslim Community on the Orlando Shootings

Following the recent mass shooting at the Pulse bar in Orlando, Muslims took over the internet, expressing their grief, and giving their condolences to those affected by the attack. While I am pleased that many Muslims sent their love and support to the victims of this tragic incident, I was frustrated to see a large amount of Muslims once...

The Continued Criminalization of Black Public School Students

Similar to the practice of police brutality against Blacks as a form of state violence, is the school to prison pipeline - a “trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems." The systematic removal of Black students from educational facilities and relocation to correctional facilities is yet another manifestation of...

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