Sophia Lee

Sophia is a features reporter for WORLD Magazine. She graduated from the University of Southern California with degrees in print journalism and East Asian language and culture. She lives in Los Angeles with her cat, Shalom. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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Responsible for each other

Race Issues | Redefining white guilt and white privilege
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/16/19, 04:35 pm

A while ago, while working on a story about the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States, I met up with Rabbi Noah Farkas at Valley Beth Shalom, a Conservative synagogue in Los Angeles. There in his office, Farkas told me a story that I cannot ever forget.  

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Jesus at the border

Immigration | The Savior’s love for a widow in the Bible reminded me of the Christian compassion I saw in El Paso
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/12/19, 02:08 pm

Two weeks before the shooting happened in El Paso, Texas, I was in that city reporting on what local churches in border communities are doing to help one of the most politicized groups in our country today.

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‘We offered the love of Jesus’

Immigration | With federal agencies overwhelmed, churches at the border are stepping up to help with a flood of traumatized migrants (This is the first story in a series.)
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/09/19, 11:18 am

Heated, politicized language surrounding the border issue reached a boiling point on Aug. 3 when a 21-year-old man opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 and wounding at least 24. Police identified the shooter as the author of an anti-immigrant manifesto published on an online forum where other white supremacists have announced their murder plans. There, the shooter defined his attack as “a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas” and said he’s “simply defending my country from cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion.” 

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