The rate at which our planet is warming and the consequences we face by ignoring it is becoming increasingly clear. But what exactly will the impact of our actions look like? While predictions vary, scientists have developed general ideas of what the Earth could look like. . .
The United States has a long history of facilitating housing policies that cause racial segregation and discrimination against people of color. When contextualizing contemporary examples of wealth and housing inequality. . .
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Universal Basic Income (UBI) is becoming more popular, with support rapidly increasing due to the coronavirus outbreak. But what is UBI? A UBI has many different forms, yet. . .
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White privilege is the idea that being white provides unearned protection from discriminatory societal structures. For example, white people tend to feel more comfortable with police because they have never had any reason to feel uncomfortable or scared. .
The “Darfur Genocide” refers to the long-lasting campaign of ethnic violence that has plagued the region of Darfur since 2001, making it the first genocide of the 21st century. Genocide is defined as, “the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group”. Darfur, located in western Sudan, is the home to millions of indigenous. . .
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President Joe Biden appointed Robert Malley to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy to Iran, a decision that has received backlash due to his preferences of diplomatic policy over militaristic action. Prior to his appointments in previous administrations, he. . .
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In 2016, for the first time in its history, The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index downgraded the United States from a “full democracy” to a “flawed democracy”. From 2006 to 2019, the United States has fallen from. . .
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Many unanswered questions remain about the new mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, especially surrounding the health of pregnant individuals. The immunization creation process began in 2020 and distribution guidelines have varied across state lines.
The trial for Derek Chauvin, the former police officer charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter in the George Floyd case, is steadily approaching. The murder of George Floyd sparked the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. . .
On January 31, 2020, President Joe Biden signed 25 executive orders, one of the most notable being a racial justice initiative aimed at eliminating the use of privately operated criminal detention facilities. The order effectively directs the Justice Department to stop renewing any contracts with privately-owned prisons, which house about 10% . . .
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While media and political attention were focused on the spread of COVID-19 at the beginning of 2020, institutionalized racism and discrimination were increasing against Romani communities throughout Europe, as reported by. . .
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In the midst of a combative congressional turnover, House Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has been catapulted into the spotlight following a controversial campaign. Greene ran unopposed for Georgia’s 14th Congressional. . .
I had my first active shooter lockdown my freshman year, armed guards with automatic rifles I will never know the names of marching the halls. Classmates frantically searched the internet for any news or notification with our school’s name. . .