Entries by Lindsey Paris-Lopez

Indigenous People’s Day, Malala, and Truth

Indigenous People’s Day falling on the 5th anniversary of Malala surviving being shot by the Taliban this year has led Lindsey Paris-Lopez to consider how powerful men attempted to create and control their cultural narrative through silencing victims. But the transition from Columbus to Indigenous People’s Day and Malala’s survival represent the triumph of truth over lies. Will we let the truth set us free from the myths we make at the expense of our victims as well?

What Trump Got Right About Charlottesville

Donald Trump’s right, Lindsey Paris-Lopez admits: Thomas Jefferson was a major slave owner. Thus, he’s a good starting point for talking about the racism embedded in the United States and American hypocrisy when it comes to living into the best of our ideals. We could better live into our ideals of equality and justice by removing Confederate monuments and teaching real history.