Sarah Goomar

Sarah Goomar
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Sarah is a student at the University of Michigan and plans to attend law school upon graduation. She is involved with the Amnesty International and STAND chapters at her school.

Human rights organization combats human rights abuses

This summer, I was privileged enough to have interned at a non-profit called the Enough Project in Washington DC. The Enough Project is a human rights organization committed to documenting and combatting human rights abuses in Central Africa, namely in Sudan, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. My experience as a policy intern undoubtedly refined my...

The most segregated hour in America

Eleven o’clock on Sunday Morning is said to be the most segregated hour in America. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. startled listeners with this proclamation at first, shedding light on the fact that despite being followers of the same faith, blacks still constituted the “other” and virtually worshipped solely among themselves. As a reverend and champion of civil rights, King...

James Holmes: He, who from here on out, shall not be named

Aurora, Colorado was struck by devastating news on July 21st –a day that would mark the 36th mass-murdering spree the United States has born witness to in the past 30 years. During a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises,” James E. Holmes, a masked, armor-clad, and fully-armed 24 year-old took the lives of 12 and injured 58, many...

The media’s (false) dilemma: Word choice

Tom Krattenmaker, a member of USA Today’s Board of Contributers and a writer on religion and the public sphere recently wrote an opinion piece titled “Use ‘terrorist’ label carefully and consistently”. Krattenmaker begins his piece by highlighting an important disparity between two recent events that received a fair amount of media attention: in the first, he details Nidal Hasan’s...

Defense of American Muslims doesn’t mean compromising justice

In “The Evolution of an Anti-Islamist Muslim”, a Huffington Post opinion piece, Qanta A. Ahmed highlights her coming to terms with an Islam that was alien to the one she knew and loved – that of the “fascist”, combatant, and extremist Islam that many Muslim Americans have also come to vehemently reject in the post 9/11 world. Though she...

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