It seems every time one racially-charged incident ends, a gender or religious controversy takes its place; Ruminate on the issues dividing our nation and world.
The State of Mexican Identity in The United States of America
Being a Mexican-American man, 25 years of age, and having been in the United States for the entirety of my life… I find myself questioning my identity and wondering with which county do I align? I suppose, most Mexican-Americans would say, “With both” but I find this to be rather stupid because I feel that the identity of being Mexican is lost when this is said. How could you possibly swear allegiance to another culture, when Mexico is brimming with life? It seems that so many young Mexican-Americans in the country have only a vague or rudimentary understanding of what it truly means to say the words, “I am Mexican.” I suppose this nationalistic attitude was awakened by Gilbert M. Joseph and Timothy J. Henderson’s “The Mexico Reader.”
Defunding The London Metropolitan Police Isn't Such a Radical Idea
Yesterday, Wayne Couzens, a former officer with the metropolitan police was convicted of the murder of Sarah Everard, a young woman who was walking back home from visiting a friend.
Why Are We Facing a Labor Supply Shortage?
There are many reasons but let’s focus on the top ones. The shutdown of the U.S. economy with lots of stimulus gave workers time to think about what they liked, and disliked about their jobs. The top sector most negatively impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic was Leisure and Hospitality (L&H).
UK Ends Temporary £20 Uplift
When the UK was going through the worst stages of the pandemic, and the country was in lock down meaning that people had to stay at home unless their work or tasks were extremely necessary, UK Chancellor Of The Exchequer Rishi Sunak added a temporary £20 uplift to the Universal Credit benefit. This was to ensure that those who received it had enough money to afford the basic essentials. This was due to the fact that people were told to work from home where ever possible. Some people may of even lost their jobs as their employers didn't have enough money to pay them because of a lack of foot fall and customers in their businesses. Some workers may have even been furloughed from their main work place meaning that the government would pay half their salary.
Language Law: A Barrier for Iowa Voters
Laws in Iowa are now creating havoc with the population. This is because Iowa has a law stating that all official state and political documents have to be written in English and no other language. This law is called the Iowa English Language Reaffirmation Act, and it was created in 2002 by Tom Vilsack to assimilate people into the Iowa culture (Arena, 2021). When this law was created, it also stated that English was Iowa’s official language (IDCA, 2020). However, before the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, Iowa was occupied by the Sauk, Fox, and Winnebago tribes and then later discovered by two French men, falling under the ownership of France (World Travel Guide, 2019). This means that English wasn’t always the language spoken in the state, nor was it the first language of the area.
Ich Bien Ein Ausländer (I Am A Foreigner)
Ich Bien Ein Ausländer (I Am A Foreigner) is a song by the band Pop will eat itself. This phrase is repeated throughout and is and is an essential part of this powerful song. This contains a lot of German phrases but is essentially a review of this powerful song and why it’s words should be listed too.
Voting Responsibly Improves Our Nation
The 2020 Presidential election yielded so much chaos partially because the last 21 years of elections are often split almost 50/50. Only local elections take place this year, but those are the elections that affect us the most. The US Congress and Senate races start next year. We can have a greater say by voting in our state primaries too.
Better ways to fight the war against drugs internationally
The Unified Countries Commission on Opiate and Medications sets rules, the Assembled Countries Office on Medications and Wrongdoing utilize them, the Global Opiate Medication Control Body screens public consistency and the World Wellbeing Association (WHO) lets the Commission know when and where to add to the rundown of illicit medications.
Myanmar Coup: Trouble for the World
The very first question that comes to my mind after reading about the Myanmar crisis is how can something this big be ignored by the world? And so let's talk about it and find what all is being done and what else needs to be taken care of.
Julian Assange: A Widely Discussed And Criticized Name
WikiLeaks is a website that publishes a variety of unpublished and confidential documents worldwide. They first made their debut in 2006 and have been working on it ever since. At various times they have become the focus of discussion by releasing many sensational secret documents to the public. They have leaked thousands of secret documents about the war, the movie industry, and many more. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has always led the organization from the front. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) once planned to assassinate him. The news was published by 'The Guardian'.
Lost In America
Not to be confused with UPS, the USPS (United States Postal Service), has been in the business of collecting, sorting, and delivering America's mail for almost two centuries. As a federally regulated service, the USPS has been responsible for people-- no matter where in the country they may live or how far out of reach they may seem-- getting their mail. And for quite a number of years out of that time, they've been a reliable service that could be depended upon to do the job. Recently however, things have changed.
Where have all the workers gone?
You may have noticed that somehow every business in existence is severely short staffed. The effects are everywhere. Shops are reducing their operating hours. Fast food joints are running on drive through only. Deliveries are delayed and shelves go empty as bottlenecks accumulate in manufacturing. Many observers blamed generous unemployment benefits for labor shortages. Calls to slash unemployment rang out--that would force the bums back to work. However, savvy commentators predicted that taking money away from the working class was unlikely to improve the economy. And indeed, after bonuses to unemployment benefits ended the status of the labor market didn’t budge at all.