humanity

Humanity topics include pieces on the real lives of politicians, legislators, activists, women in politics and the everyday voter.

Marnie Grundman12 minutes ago
The Real Reason Why We Aren’t Asking the Department of Health and Human Services #WhereAreTheChildren
As our eyes and hearts are drawn to the plight of the ~2000 immigrant children separated from their parents, we are continuing to fail our missing and abused foster children. It isn’t newsworthy if we...
Amy Alexander5 days ago
What If We Change the World?
I hate the world we live in. It’s an intolerant and cruel place where you don’t get to just be yourself. I hate the fact that it’s so difficult and painful to love ourselves and to be proud; the fact ...
John Cooper6 days ago
Renegotiating the Intergenerational Contract
It’s reasonably safe to say that parents expect their children to be better off than they were at the same age. Polling shows that, across age groups, the majority of people expect the next generation...
Hareem Naeem7 days ago
I Admit It, I'm Brown. So What?
(I know that I look like I have white skin on my profile picture, but actually, my skin is light brown.) Okay, so I haven't really introduced myself, so I will. Hi, My name is Hareem. I am a teenager ...
Meagan Hagerman7 days ago
Purge
For those horror fans out there, I’m sure you’ve indulged in the twisted Purge films. I myself have, as well. One thing that has always plagued me is: could this happen? I’m sure many of you are think...
Milica Markovic7 days ago
Žižek on Violence - Part Two
This entry will cover the last three chapters of Slavoj Žižek’s book, Violence, in the second part of a series. Here, I will pick up right where I left off in the previous essay, first by talking abou...
Milica Markovic7 days ago
Žižek On Violence - Part One
This entry will be dealing with the first three chapters of Slavoj Žižek’s book, Violence, in a two-part series serving as an effort to reflect on how literature, entertainment culture, philosophy. an...
Homeless in California
This not to place guilt on anyone. This is about dealing with all the hidden factors that provide a strong foundation for homelessness. This is about dispelling the lies that make it hard for homeless...
Milica Markovic8 days ago
The Politics of Communal Violence
Communal violence is a systemic process rooted in significative historical and political contexts, which is shared among and used by every member of a given community. In terms of conflict, it is the ...
Milica Markovic8 days ago
Violence as Resistance: Part Two
We often think of violence as an irrational avenue of a few individuals in society to fulfill their own interests, characterized by little to no rhyme or reason. We also think of violent acts as compl...
Milica Markovic8 days ago
Violence as Resistance: Part One
We, as inhabitants of Western culture, generally believe that we are isolated from notions of colonialism – and, yet, its presence is constantly felt through social, political, and cultural processes ...
Al Wills15 days ago
I Am Here to Offend You...
If I were to call you a “twat,” what would you do—what would you say? I bet you would get upset. Now, getting upset is just fine. Not to say I would care, but getting upset is far better than the alte...
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Fatima hassan19 days ago
Black Lives Matter
#BlackLivesMatter Do you think people of color and “white” people have the same rights and opportunities? Do you think systematic racism exists today? You might be thinking it doesn’t exist anymore an...
Claire Wilson20 days ago
Ireland's Trouble
From the time that I was in high school in New Orleans, I knew I wanted to travel. Particularly, I wanted to go to Ireland, the country my family was so connected to, with its Catholic roots, ability ...
The Era of Open Racism and Prejudice
You see, the United States has a long history of racism, first involving the early settlers and the Native Americans. Racism serves no purpose other than belittling somebody. To demean somebody differ...
Nina Domricheva24 days ago
Living in Two Regimes: Communism vs Capitalism
Sitting in the comfort of my living room, I flipped the remote control and stumbled upon a TV program that stirred my emotions and brought me 30 years back. The show was about a Communistic regime in ...
Sarah Bryan25 days ago
Knowledge: Is It Really Power?
Political cartoons are in and of themselves meant to comment through imagery and text on contemporary social issues, evoking a strong emotional opinion in the viewer. In one of Nick Anderson’s politic...
Rich Monettia month ago
I Stand With Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick makes me proud to be an American, and as others kneel in, I swell in allegiance. I hope you allow me to explain. One reason I can so easily overlook the sit down is my deep skepticism...