Cities are more important for our lives than many might think. Cities are densely populated settlements with diversified industries, uniting manufacturing, tech sector, healthcare, education, and a long-range of other services available at the highest level. Cities are innovative and powerful, shifting status quos and influencing the rest of the world. Every aspect of the cities’ structure plays a crucial role in shaping their uniqueness, charm, success, and the future.
I DARE YOU TO READ ALL OF THIS. EMOTIONAL RANT
Hi. So I woke up one morning and found out that my country (India) was placed under lockdown due to Covid-19 and that we weren't allowed to move out. I guess many of you would have experienced the same in your countries. This virus has taken us all aback and our governments have been reeling under immense pressure to somehow stop this pandemic on one hand and save people's lives and to help the plummeting economies on the other hand.
It has been revealed that the Covid 19 Pandemic which began in Wuhan, China has led to an increase in incidents of hate crime against people of East Asian and South East Asian descent. Hot spots for such incidents have been formed in Asia, Europe and the Americas. There has also been an increase in Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia and anti-Semitism.
I see you, I hear you and I will never be a bystander to your suffering. I will not try to explain your experiences because I cannot comprehend them, but I will amplify them as loudly as I can.
- a promise I made to myself
The media in recent times has witness disruption not just from Technology but also from the US President Donald J. Trump. At one point, the media was the 'Alpha and Omega' in communicating information and shaping public opinion but the emergence of this US president has changed all of that, even the study of journalism itself. Now a new concept of interest called "Fake News" has emerged.
Language and correctness not only obstruct our relationships and how we communicate but has already shaped our future. Do we really want a future where sympathy doesn’t count! “Why “illegal immigrant” is a slur” by Charles Garcia, “Why you shouldn’t be politically correct” by Anna Munsey-Kano and “Do you think the poor are lazy” by Anat Shenker-Osorio. The authors reflect on how political correctness, language and brought up words affect our society.
All of the world’s countries are struggling to fight off the pandemic. And while most health systems seem to be able to handle the influx of patients, one country appears to have been hit the hardest.
A plague runs rampant among the human species and every member has been infected and affected to varying degrees. This plague is the deadly disease of division among the members of the human species. To truly build a better global human civilization that has the best interest of every human being we must abolish the division mentality that exists in the mindsets of the human species. The threat of this division mentality is it detracts from our ability to synergize as a species and solve the problems that the global human civilization faces. Removing the dividing lines that this division mentality has created is a pertinent problem that must be solved in order to positively progress the global human civilization. As the HCRC, we believe that solving this problem can only be accomplished by changing the culture of the human species. The culture of the human species is compiled by all of the thoughts and corresponding actions of all members of the human species. The way we begin changing this culture of division is through a globally conscious effort of rewiring our mentalities on our differences and refocusing on our commonalities as a species which in turn will influence our actions among each other as a species.
May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
Double Refugee: a seemingly non-existent term that could be used to describe hundreds of thousands of unfortunate souls around the world. Having lived through conflict in both Palestine and Syria, Palestinian Refugees from Syria (PRS) have faced unimaginable hardships that continue as they struggle to persevere. While Syrian nationals may return to their home country in the future, the fate for Palestinian Refugees from Syria is increasingly uncertain. The mass of these people have found refuge in Lebanon, yet there is still no end of the suffering in sight.
In these times of unrest and uncertainty, we must look within ourselves to find that seed of what makes us great, what makes us strong, what makes us Americans.