humanity

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

B. Nolan Bishop16 hours ago
Manufactured Mind Obstacles in the Way of Progress
The world is always unfolding around us in ways that are both deeply disturbing and exciting. On the one hand, we see the breakdown, conflict, and catastrophe—even the threat of extinction from enviro...
Teri Ford3 days ago
The Real Harrison, AR
I started on this journey when I applied for a government job for a "Public Safety Dispatcher" in what I presumed was Buffalo, NY. I was sick and tired of working a job where there were so few women a...
Paula Macena5 days ago
Your Black Coffee Is Offensive
To the boy who walked out in the middle of class and almost skipped his math test because of me: you know who you are. You had brought coffee to class. My friend tried it and said it had a bitter tast...
Earning Our Survival?
Human beings are meant for so much more than what we have known in our painful history. Even with all the progress we have made in the last two centuries or so, we find ourselves in a time where our d...
Peter Rose13 days ago
Manners and Politics
Manner is defined as; the style or customary way of doing or accomplishing something. Manners are defined as: a socially acceptable way of behaving. One of the basic examples of bad manners is latenes...
James Howell16 days ago
What Would Captain America Do?
Each of you, for himself or herself, by himself or herself, and on his or her own responsibility, must speak. It is a solemn and weighty responsibility, and not lightly to be flung aside at the bullyi...
Bring Your Love Speech to This Campus!
Ever since I began following politics and campus culture there have been fewer people I have found to be more iconic than the protester the internet has called "Trigglypuff." I don't want to belabor t...
Keaka Kahananui18 days ago
Anti-Intellectualism 2018
It seems that nowadays, people are willing to belive any form of accusation, or theory with minimal to zero tangible evidence. Bandwagon fallacy and proof through intimidation are the norm in thinking...
Kelsey Sapien20 days ago
Where the Heart Is
In a perfect world, everyone is equal, everyone is worth the time to invest in and show kindness towards. However, in spite of this vision, the application of such a notion in daily life proves arduou...
Immigrants Have Trouble Assimilating
This is flat out because Americans who have been here longer cause problems for them. It is the pecking order. Immigrants have a hard time adapting sometimes; it doesn’t matter what country they move ...
Angel Ruiza month ago
Chaos? Nope, Just Bilingual
I recently moved to Connecticut for about 5 to 6 months now, originally from Puerto Rico and had to leave because of the hurricane Maria's aftermath because I basically had nothing left back home. So,...
Kevin Lioua month ago
What Ails Asians?
This is a not-so-common moment in history, when a word gets added into the dictionary. The Chinese dictionary is where it is added. If you, like many other readers, tune out of this article once you r...
Sidney Morssa month ago
Surviving Your Next Family Gathering
If it’s Easter, chances are you spent yesterday sitting on a Megabus stranded in a sea of other people on their way to the house of the nearest relative who knows how to hardboil an egg. You’ve been p...
A Talk Between a White, Big Sister and Her Younger, Half Black Brother
Never once did I think this day would come. Never once did I think that I, at age 22, a white female, would have to sit my little brother down, age 14, half black, looks mostly black, and have “the ta...
The History of Genocide
The two world wars were about fighting the Nazi genocidal agenda. The term “genocide" came from Raphael Lemkin in 1948 after he fled the Nazi occupation of Poland, arriving in the United States. Lemki...
Albino Lokoha month ago
Racism & Stereotypes, the Incurable Social Disease
In 1986, a young boy born in the Philippines was told by his parents that they would be moving to the US. 1986 was a turbulent time for the Philippines, a time when the Filipinos wanted change, they w...
Friday Vibesa month ago
Spread Love, Not Hate
Just in case you were wondering, this is the definition of racism. rac·ism ˈrāˌsizəm/Submit noun prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the beli...
I Matter. We Matter.
My name is Shelby Quintanilla I was born and raised in Houston. My mother is from Guatemala and my father is from Honduras. Growing up with a mother who is Latina and also an immigrant shaped who I am...