As more twisted tales of sexual harassment by Kevin Spacey come out, it is clear that the workplace abuser counts on three things: their leverage, your silence as well as the "Aunt Tom"— that is, the abuse enabler.
Today, death seems to be a normalcy. We turn on the news and hear about another 30 people killed and it sucks; But we move on cause you know... What else can we do? We go to work and we hear about a president who seems to spew more hate than he actually speaks about politics. We hear theories that the earth is flat and, "THEY'RE LYING TO US!" Distrust comes out more often than truth and worst of all, hate always outshines love.
Is the American Dream a Myth or Reality?
I was born in the Bronx, New York to a 20-year-old, single mother who had just came to America for the first time, two years prior. My father had been another Dominican man who had come to America along with my mother, making me 100 percent Dominican of first generation Americans ("Dominica-Americana"). Dominican genetic makeup takes up percentages of Sub-Saharan African, Spain, and Indigenous American. Dominicans alone take up 3.3 percent of the Hispanic population, which is only 17.6 percent total. I feel to be able to really speak about your culture, you should be able to know how you appropriately classify. I also identify as a lesbian; LGBT community claiming to be 3.8 percent of all Americans. I, along with 18.2 percent of Americans, suffer from mental illnesses. I prefer to practice holistic forms of medication, compared to traditional. In many ways, I am shaped around Americas subcultures. Compared to the larger American society, I am a minority of great lengths. My highest following is belonging to "female," which still to this day comes second in a two-man race.
The state of the black family correlates directly to the strength and magnitude of black power.
In the 21st century, homelessness is rampant in most major cities of America. It exists on a large scale and can be easily seen no matter where you go. Take Seattle for example and I write from experience. Here it is a lifestyle that is overt, monotonous, and dismal and that is putting it mildly.
Anytime people are banding together to fight a common cause for the greater good, I'm intrigued. The #WomenBoycottTwitter movement, which occurred Friday Oct. 13, definitely has me intrigued, but it's also got me concerned.
With a swift yet pugnacious jostle from the relative stability of being one of the top ranked nations within the European Union, the Conservatives have once again cast Britain into the throes of emerging from an avoidable situation, most notably one that would have maintained said stability, as well as economic prosperity. The contemporary word is Brexit.
People get upset about nearly everything these days. Unless you live with your head under the sand, you've probably seen some of the latest social media fighting firsthand; the debate about whether to stand or kneel during the National Anthem, whether or not Trump is doing enough for Puerto Rico, and even whether or not Melania wore "appropriate" shoes to visit Texas after the hurricane. I don't know if it's because we just love having things to fight about or what, but the fact that every day brings a new social media debate is indesputable.
The people of this country have been shocked, and saddened, by the massacre that took place in Las Vegas last weekend, and they are saddened every time there is a school shooting, or a sniper hiding in the trunk of a car, picking off innocent people.
I don't like living on this planet right now. The human race is awful, every day it seems like we invent new horrific ways to destroy ourselves and our planet. I want it to stop, I truly want peace and joy to abound from all corners of the globe... sadly, that will never happen.
So often people are concerned with race. In America, it is a most volatile subject, one that causes hate crimes, murders, hatred, bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, and many other horrible consequences. To be concerned with race does not necessarily make one a “racist” per se. However, a person’s mere preoccupation with race, whether a Caucasian, African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or otherwise, can be a sign of latent if not overt racism.