IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

IndyTeens Op-Ed: From Columbus to Netanyahu

By Raya El Hajjar, age 13 Everyone knows the year 1492. It is the year that Christopher Columbus “discovered” America. From then on, Indigenous land was continuously taken, while the Native peoples were displaced or restricted to reservations. Now the remaining Native...
Personal Report: Homophobic Hate Crimes Haunt Upstate Couple

Personal Report: Homophobic Hate Crimes Haunt Upstate Couple

By Ellie Schneider, age 12 Homophobic hate crimes against my uncle, Arjay Baker, and his husband started three-and-a-half years ago, when a neighbor began to use homophobic and racist slurs against them. The hate reached a tipping point after a high-power pellet gun...
IndyTeens Op-Ed: Confederate Statues? Take Them Down!

IndyTeens Op-Ed: Confederate Statues? Take Them Down!

By Lukas Azcurrain, age 14 Monuments that commemorate Confederate soldiers and other racist historical figures whose fortunes were built on the slave trade have been at the forefront of recent conversations in the United States.  After the murder of George Floyd, the...