humanity

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

4:28
It all happened in a blur. In a crowded mall, surrounded by hundreds of people, a couple days before Christmas. No one expected it. 4:28 PM, gunshots are fired. Everyone in the mall panics. Everyone i...
Deia DeMarco3 days ago
Dear America...
I have always been so incredibly proud to be an American, where at least, I knew I was free. But something has happened to my beloved country.
Gentrification: My Take
Gentrification has affected almost all people of all ethnic backgrounds in the United States. The most popular to date has been in the hispanic communities located in Los Angeles, California. Gentrifi...
Hibo Gure4 days ago
Everyone Just Likes to Hate Us
It’s always the ones who are against everyone that think they know the most, at least that’s what they believe. Westerners are weirdly obsessed with the idea that Islam is a constant threat to their e...
My Thoughts About Prayers
The time has come again. The tweets and the retweets are circulating. People are attaching hashtags to Instagram posts and Facebook comments. "The time has come again." What a horrible thing to say, b...
A Call to End Gun Violence
Yesterday, after the news broke out about the mass casualty school shooting, I was taken back to when I was in the sixth grade and I heard about the first mass casualty school shooting at Columbine Hi...
School Shootings
The last time I made a post at this time of night after little sleep and meds, I lost a bunch of so-called friends. But you know some people think EVERYTHING is about them. Anyway, here is what I thin...
KJ Thomas8 days ago
What's Capitalism Got to Do with It?
I don't like talking to strangers, but today, some lady approached me. "Do you have a cold too?" Well yes. I'd prefer to huddle in the corner and sulk, but if someone wants to commiserate, I will rele...
Zoe Kay8 days ago
¿Quieres aprender la mesa? (Would you like to learn to work the table?)
(Names changed for privacy) "Hola, me llamo Zoe. Soy tu entrenadora. ¿Eres la hija de Rosa, si?" (Hi, I'm Zoe, your trainer. You're Rosa's daughter, right?) "Si." (Yes) "¿Como te llamas?" (What's your...
James Howell8 days ago
Homelessness
Imagine yourself having to live on the street, sleeping on cold concrete with nothing for warmth or protection. You wonder where your next meal will come from. You have to constantly watch what little...
Avi Sato12 days ago
Questioning Islamophobia
There is a certain circularity to these things. They bite you in the ass just as you’re wrestling the tail into the ground, so to speak. I recently had opportunity to be asked if I was a Muslim. Perha...
James Howell12 days ago
The Drum Major Instinct
The other night, during the Super Bowl, a Dodge Ram commercial aired which took excerpts from Martin Luther King Jr’s speech, known as "the Drum Major Instinct," and aired it in one of their commercia...
Lacey Lewis14 days ago
We've Got a Long Way to Go
This website is something I have been looking for for a long time, however it is hard to figure out the first story to write. I have many views and passions but its intimidating to try to portray all ...
Lily Papenfus14 days ago
Diversity
Diversity is a value shown in mutual respect and appreciation of the similarities and differences such as age, culture, education, ethnicity, experience, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, an...
Juan Tho 23 days ago
An Unfortunate Truth
Truth. That’s why you came here, isn’t it? The hope that I could maybe provide any valid rationalization of what is, and if that truth could possibly ease the restless recesses of your mind. Well, the...
Ahmed N. Gretly24 days ago
Those Who Are Evil Do Not Sing
The title image attached to this piece serves two purposes: (1) Like any title for any other piece of writing, it is an abstract label or heading that describes either the body of work itself, or the ...
Katy Preen24 days ago
Hostile Environment
Another day, another example of rich people putting spikes on things to shield them from reality. This time (I swear I am not making this up), a developer in Bristol has put spikes on the branches of ...
Katie Hollis24 days ago
I Am An American
I am an American. I can enjoy a walk down the street without someone judging me by the color of my skin, because I am truly an American. I have blue eyes and blonde hair, with a straight smile, but mo...