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.

  • Moses Akeri
    Published 2 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 4 days 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 8 days 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 9 days 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.
  • Giorgi Mikhelidze
    Published 12 days ago
    News Flash! Trump Betraying Kurds Set US Foreign Policy Back by at Least 20 Years

    News Flash! Trump Betraying Kurds Set US Foreign Policy Back by at Least 20 Years

    For all of those who try to defend Donald Trump’s decision to abandon Kurds to the fate of facing the full might of Turkey, maybe it’s time you revise your understanding of the word “alliance”.
  • Harriet Saunders
    Published 14 days ago
    No Room for Racism

    No Room for Racism

    I was raised in the City of Leicester, in an area where multi culture thrived. I played and grew up along side kids of all cultures and we celebrated Christmas, Ede and Diwali at school. Not once did a racist thought go through my mind or exit my mouth. I was blind to the colour of anyone's skin. Racism was something that was around in the 60s and had long been extinct. In my mind, my chances in life where no higher than anyone else's.
  • Rachael A.
    Published 17 days ago
    Viral Outrage and Holiday Hoaxes

    Viral Outrage and Holiday Hoaxes

    In the lead up to Remembrance Day, Canadians got to enjoy a fresh wave of outrage over rainbow poppies. This was, of course, a hoax – no official organizations or groups were distributing rainbow poppies or had approved of the design, and the offending item was instead being produced and sold by a single person on eBay – but the damage was done. The hoax was spread across social media and people flew into outrage, accusing the MOGAI community of overstepping and, in some cases, spewing outright homophobic rhetoric. (Cooke 2019; Currie, Neufeld, MacMahon 2019)
  • Grant Patterson
    Published 18 days ago
    Mexico: To Be, Or Not to Be?

    Mexico: To Be, Or Not to Be?

    On a dirt road in the Sierra Madre, the LeBaron family met its terrible end.
  • Andrea Dix
    Published 18 days ago
    More Than 39 People

    More Than 39 People

    I lived in both Saigon, and Ha Noi, for 8 years altogether during which time I saw many changes and a lot of development. Việt Nam grew into a developing country and expects to be a developed country by 2020. Something that hasn’t changed is the beauty of Vietnam: the beauty of the scenery, and of the people. Vietnamese people are generous, and kind with a great sense of humour. They are either laughing at themselves, at you, or with you – and sometimes all three!