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.

Allie Ho32 minutes ago
Trump and World War III
The Doomsday Clock is merely two and a half minutes to midnight. The Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) of North Korea are not getting any further from U.S. territory. Their Hwasong-14 missile...
Cultural Appropriation Costumes
Let's start this article with a caveat. I am a White, cisgender female. I experience a great deal of privilege. I also do not have children, so when a friend of mine posted a Facebook status talking a...
Privacy Versus Security
Although it is the right of the government to “suppress insurrection,” it is also the right of the people to alter and abolish government as stated in the Declaration of Independence.
Dove: Another Racially Insensitive and Poorly Marketed Brand
Dove's latest advertising campaign has seen the brand come under fire by social media users and international news outlets for racial insensitivity. The advert sees a black woman transform into a whit...
Child Molestation Resolved by Castration?
Upon closing one’s eyes and whilst imagining, before your visage stands a chorus of prepubescent Roman Catholic alter boys with more than exceptional voices. Envision the angelic swell of crescendos d...
#WomenBoycottTwitter: Did It Make A Difference, Or Did Women Silence Their Voice?
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...
David Bulley10 days ago
Stop Using “Snowflake” As an Insult
It is fun to turn around and use the insult intended for liberal progressives on the conservative base in an attempt to point out how poorly conservatives react to having their feelings hurt. The insu...
The Hypocrisy Argument
Why do all the good stories break when I'm on vacation? Back in 2012, I was in NYC when Katie Holmes fled from the Cult of Scientology. This year, I go to San Diego for some R&R, when The New York Tim...
Peter Rose13 days ago
Meeting Housing Needs
What can we do about homes for all? How can we provide decent homes for everyone? If each nation is to provide homes for all those permanently living within its borders, the first thing necessary is t...
Sarah James13 days ago
"Male Rape" Is Just Rape, Folks
I'm a feminist. It's a dirty word these days, so I figured I'd just get it out there. I'm not one of those so-called feminists that believes in the eradication of the male gender, or one that wants wo...
Mars Shore16 days ago
Artists and Gentrification
The word “artist” coincides with a sense of mysticism, curiosity, and creativity. These qualities are seemingly tactile, but they ultimately enhance human capital and make the artist an ideal figure s...
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Betsy Louda17 days ago
Dear Theresa...
Everybody remembers the day you were sworn in as Britain's second-ever female Prime Minister. I'd like to dive a little deeper into a powerful promise you gave on that very day, on the steps of 10 Dow...
American Carnage, Trump Edition
What happened Sunday night on the Las Vegas strip was perversely, singularly American. The nation’s sense of its size, its culture, its broad existential vistas, its romance with armada, its literal a...
Guns Among Us
I wish I could say I’d been blindsided by the most recent shooting, but I’m old enough to remember Columbine and frankly, the horror has become mundane. Sometimes I wonder if this was the way New York...
Trump Didn't Create Racism
The world is full of very minuscule disappointments. Some people are angry about musicians or homework. Some are disappointed in their children or themselves. However, I think everyone can agree that ...
'Thoughts and Prayers'
When tragedy strikes, we immediately see an onslaught of social media posts containing the phrase, "thoughts and prayers." After the initial reaction and media coverage, the topic is dropped and we mo...
Kelsey Allen20 days ago
Dissent is Patriotic
There's been a lot of divisive talk about the NFL players kneeling in protest of the racial problems in this country. I've seen service members both applaud and denounce these players. What bothers me...
Darryl Richie23 days ago
First Things First: Somebody's Got to Make a Change
Since the beginning of the NFL 2017-2018 season, there has been an opinion divide among fans, critics and President Trump about some players protesting by taking a knee during our country’s national anthem. This silent protest was started last year by former NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick because of the injustices happening to Black people and other people of color in America. Kaepernick said:“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and peop...