Shana Bernstein

Shana Bernstein is a historian and clinical associate professor of legal studies at Northwestern University. She writes and teaches about issues of social justice, and participates in The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship at NU.

Recent Articles

Not Just Kumbaya: Multiracial Coalitions Yield Pragmatic Results for the Common Good

New research suggests that simple reminders of historic and contemporary discrimination can galvanize cross-racial coalition-building. And that's in everybody's interest.

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This article is published by The American Prospect in partnership with The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship at Northwestern University. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Protesters hold up their hands while chanting "hands up don't shoot" outside Ebenezer Baptist Church, the church where The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached, as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks inside to members of the community during an interfaith service, Monday, December 1, 2014, in Atlanta. T he Copenhagen shootings this past week once again have sparked fears around the world—including in the United States —of the threats of homegrown terrorism. Some, including Ed Miliband, leader of Britain’s Labour Party, urge world leaders to respond with unity in the face of rising intolerance in Europe towards both Muslims and Jews . Here in the United States, leaders like U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, Democrat of Minnesota—the first Muslim elected to Congress—and members of his heavily Muslim district have...