controversies

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.

  • Ian Peter Loftus
    Published 3 days ago
    Meghan Markle – A Right Royal debate!

    Meghan Markle – A Right Royal debate!

    The start of this piece isn’t about Princess Michael of Kent, it’s about a piece of her jewellery. She wore a Blackamoor brooch (above) to a lunch a few years ago that Meghan Markle attended. Some will argue, and many did in 2017, that she was being racist by wearing the brooch.
  • Bill Croft
    Published 10 days ago
    Stand United Not Divided

    Stand United Not Divided

    Yesterday, we were on our way to visit our grandson when the song “United We Stand” by Brotherhood of Man came on the radio. The lyrics are entirely appropriate for today’s turmoil:
  • Jenna Lynn
    Published 12 days ago
    War. What is it Good for?

    War. What is it Good for?

    " Now I become Death, destroyer of Worlds."
  • Anita Powell
    Published 18 days ago
    Guns and Money Are Indirect Killers
  • Peter Rose
    Published about a month ago
    Poverty as a Political Issue

    Poverty as a Political Issue

    Poverty as a political issue.
  • Moses Akeri
    Published about a month ago
    Gun Control: Life Shot for My Eyes

    Gun Control: Life Shot for My Eyes

    The problem with gun control has been discussed for decades. People have given arguments about gun control in the US. Some cases have been about the 2nd amendment, while others argued that owning a gun is essential for self-defense. Furthermore, the problem with gun control in the US is the Saws are not in every street, and the youth involved with gun violence.
  • Andrew Russell
    Published about a month ago
    Demographic Cost and Impetus on Health Care Industry

    Demographic Cost and Impetus on Health Care Industry

    There are a few factors that are driving change in the home health care industry of late. Typically, it is the aging of the US population that plays the major role in bringing the changes in health care system. According to MedPAC or The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission:
  • Grant Patterson
    Published about a month ago
    It's Not the Science I'm Sceptical Of

    It's Not the Science I'm Sceptical Of

    Today, I awoke to the news that little climate scold Greta Thunberg is Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year.” I can’t say I’m surprised.
  • Ivorine Fung
    Published about a month ago
    Book Review: 'The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class' by David Roediger

    Book Review: 'The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class' by David Roediger

    In the year 2019, race remains an enigma often explored, but never resolved; its concept so intricate, that to thoroughly unpack almost seems outside the realms of realism. Race and racism are often limited to a perspective which analyzes their effects on their victims while ignoring their impact on their perpetrators. David Roediger’s 1991 The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class inspects the effects of racism on those who executed its ideals during the industrial age in America. Roediger offers a heavily dense, and informative synthesis of the cultural, linguistic and psychological ramifications of 19th century American labor. The Wages of Whiteness brims with various multi-layered arguments-- perhaps, the most distinct asserts that whiteness is a forged identity. White Americans living in the “free North,” Roediger implies, used whiteness as a form of agency. The prevailing motif argues that rather than an innate, default form of being, whiteness was intentionally constructed and purposely employed. The instrumentality and evolution of whiteness depicted through the lens of the industrial North reveals the perplexing nature of race, and racism in antebellum America.
  • Milica Kostic
    Published about a month ago
    The Real Beneficiaries of Student Loan Forgiveness

    The Real Beneficiaries of Student Loan Forgiveness

    The enormous student-loan debt in the United States is old news, but it has returned to the consciousness of the American public as a campaign promise. Democratic candidates, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have laid out their plans to save the country’s heavily indebted graduates -- and dropouts.
  • Keane Neal-Riquier
    Published about a month ago
    Breaking Down Racism (Life Lessons - Part 9)

    Breaking Down Racism (Life Lessons - Part 9)

    Want to read the other parts? Find them on my Blog!
  • Grant Patterson
    Published about a month ago
    Why Do Cops Shoot?

    Why Do Cops Shoot?

    Before I decided to dedicate myself to writing, my career was in law enforcement. I spent seventeen years in the Canada Border Services Agency, Canada’s border cops. I saw a lot of transition in my time at the border, and the greatest change was the introduction of firearms to our toolkit.