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.

  • Adnan Mustafa
    Published 5 months ago
    Woman Driving in Saudi Arabia Conflict

    Woman Driving in Saudi Arabia Conflict

    Freedom is one of the reasons why human-beings want to live. The conflict of women not being able to drive in Saudi Arabia became a highlighted title that is associated with human rights issues. It’s been classified as a social, cultural and legal conflict that impact the role of Saudi women in the society. It has taken many years for this conflict to be resolved and restored.
  • Craig Middleton
    Published 5 months ago
    Energy: What the US Government Really Hopes to Get Out of South America

    Energy: What the US Government Really Hopes to Get Out of South America

    Since declaring himself Venezuela’s interim president in late January, Juan Guaido has drawn the world’s attention to the cash-poor, oil-rich nation. Several countries have recognized his presidency and condemned Nicolas Maduro, who has been accused of human rights offenses, corruption, and election rigging to stay in power.
  • Kofo Ajala
    Published 6 months ago
    Christchurch

    Christchurch

    On the March 15, 2019, the world witnessed yet another chilling reminder of the dangers of white supremacy to innocent lives. As it stands, 49 people are known to be dead and over 20 in critical condition following a live streamed slaughter of two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. This cold hearted and meditated act of murder has resulted in the loss of innocent lives. Lives of men, children and women who migrated from countries like Bangladesh and Pakistan with the only intention of living and thriving. Some of these lives include Mucad Ibrahim (three), Daoud Nabi (71) and Talha Rashid (21). Rather than validate the poor excuse of a man that felt it was his right to steal these people’s lives, let us remember these names instead and keep them in our thoughts.
  • Madison Rheam
    Published 6 months ago
    Illegal Immigrants

    Illegal Immigrants

    Contrary to popular opinion, illegal immigrants are living among us and aren’t planning on leaving. The United States is a place a lot of people believe "dreams come true" because of the many opportunities our country has to offer. One of which is the ability to attend a form of higher education, further than just high school. Illegal immigrants should receive the same rates of college tuition because everyone deserves to go to college and they pay taxes just like the average American. For illegal immigrants, higher education has been an out of reach dream and it has been for a long time.
  • vince oath
    Published 6 months ago
    The United States Orders the Suspension of All Flights of the Boeing Model and the Company Recommends the Same "as a Precaution"

    The United States Orders the Suspension of All Flights of the Boeing Model and the Company Recommends the Same "as a Precaution"

    Boeing's announcement came shortly after US President Donald Trump announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) would "immediately" suspend the use of the 737 MAX aircraft models 8 and MAX 9 of Boeing.
  • Brian Dollard
    Published 7 months ago
    Are Firearms More Deadly Than Automobiles?

    Are Firearms More Deadly Than Automobiles?

    I just read Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang post to his Twitter account his case for gun control:
  • Peter Rose
    Published 7 months ago
    Apparent Growth in Ill-Health—Is This a Political Issue?

    Apparent Growth in Ill-Health—Is This a Political Issue?

    The social media is an outlet for numerous conspiracy theories. Some are about our state of health and what can be causing ill health. In the domestic politics of many nations, health care is a major debating position, showing its importance to individuals and to the governments of nations.
  • Mary Pisasale
    Published 7 months ago
    If You 'Don't See Color,' You Are Racist

    If You 'Don't See Color,' You Are Racist

    Yes, I said it. Refusing to acknowledge the cultural differences and uniqueness of another ethnicity, background and history is disrespectful to them and their culture. The sentiment is often heard in retaliation to sensitive discussions regarding race, and is seen by non-marginalised folk as a way out of difficult conversations. An excuse for their inadvertent racist comments. "I have a black friend, so it’s okay." Is it really? Do you think your singular black friend approves of your disrespect to their identity?
  • The City Girls Club
    Published 8 months ago
    Your Slavery Footprint—How the Choices You Make Every Day Harms People and the Planet

    Your Slavery Footprint—How the Choices You Make Every Day Harms People and the Planet

    As the new generation of young people, Millenials, Gen Z’s and the ones to follow, we are known for our fast fashion and trends that come and go quicker than night turns into day. Whilst some of us dwell on the fact that we may not have the money and/or resources that’s required to stay on top of these fast moving trends, we remain ignorant to the real-life, disastrous consequences of the industry that we continue to fuel and support.
  • Shelby Cheveldayoff
    Published 8 months ago
    Canadian Diplomats in Cuba Continue to Contract Mysterious Illness

    Canadian Diplomats in Cuba Continue to Contract Mysterious Illness

    This month marks the 14th Canadian diplomat to become ill while working in the Canadian embassy in Cuba. In total 27 diplomats and their families have reported contracting a type of mysterious illness in the same way their American counterparts in Cuba have also been experiencing. The symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headaches, nose bleeds, and trouble concentrating. The complaints began back in the spring of 2017; Canadian diplomats simultaneously began to experience the same symptoms and were complaining about a strange sonic boom like noise around the time the symptoms started. The victims realized that they could be suffering from the “Havana Syndrome” the term that explains the mysterious illness that had previously affected around 24 American diplomats and their families while in Cuba.
  • J. P. Frattini
    Published 8 months ago
    Why the Gillette Commercial Is Important

    Why the Gillette Commercial Is Important

    The recent project released by shaving company Gillette, "We Believe: The Best Men Can Be," has fallen under a ridiculous amount of scrutiny since it's debut on January 13, 2019. The aim of the project was to make a public statement regarding domestic abuse, bullying, and many other prevalent issues in our society. It brings up how certain societal/cultural influences can contribute to these issues, and how men often have a major role in both it's prevalence, and it's prevention.
  • Maurice Bernier
    Published 8 months ago
    A Wall or No Wall!!! My Country for a Wall

    A Wall or No Wall!!! My Country for a Wall

    Right now, as I write, it is ten days into the new year of 2019 in New York City, a city so nice that you want a slice (of pizza, of course). We have so many activities going on here that it is almost a shame to see a CLOSED sign at the end of the business day. Without us, the world would come to a screeching stop. We have the entertainment, sports, businesses, schools, and so many other interests of the world right here in our back and front yards.