humanity

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

4 Years of Marriage Equality
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that marriage equality was the law of the land in all 50 states, almost 46 years to the day that the uprising of the Stonewall Inn occurred in New York. T...
Peter Carriveau5 days ago
Refugees Are Exactly What America Needs
Rural Decay is a term that has been uttered more and more recently. You can see it anytime you drive in rural Wisconsin. Stores closing, along with farms, and a migration of young people to the cities...
Peter Rose6 days ago
Appearance, Relationships and Politics
Consider how the modern obsessions with appearance and relationships, affects politics. While these twin obsessions, growing stronger seem to have started a long way back in history. Medieval warrior ...
Selena Vazquez16 days ago
Ending a Relationship Because of a Difference in Opinion, Specifically Political Ones
Politics are extremely controversial and there are different sides to every issue. People tend to frown upon those who end their relationship with someone because of a difference of opinion, but when ...
Politics and Humanity
I, as many of you, i'm sure, have recently started to see attack ads about candidates running for office. Like the first cannons of long forgotten battles shattering the peace of nations, as the popul...
Glitch X20 days ago
The Neutrality Mentality
This past week I've been going through a moment of intently reflecting on certain things—to the point where I've almost been borderline dissociative. It started with my senior project and a simple con...
Christians in Pakistan Need to Change the Narrative
Christianity has three hundred years life in the sub continent of India, which is now divided into five countries. Pakistan is one of those countries which came into being in the year 1947. I know the...
PC Today, Taboo Tomorrow
It can be difficult to keep up with what words are acceptable, what words may be considered outdated, and what words some people are likely to find downright offensive. Many of us have felt the squeez...
Sharieff Massey2 months ago
Southern Pride, My Ass
While in Minnesota last week, I found myself at a crossroads once again. I was scheduled for an orientation for a truck driver job, along with four other truckers. Of the five of us, I was the only Bl...
Katrina BG2 months ago
Makeup's Dark Secret: Child Mica Mines
Mica is a shiny silicate mineral with a layered structure, found as minute scales in granite and other rocks, or as crystals. It's an unassuming mineral essential to modern life. It's been used in eve...
Sam Tensen2 months ago
Balancing My Reality
How painful must it be to wake up before the rest? I can't focus. There's too much input. How must I act? I'm awake and all I see are androids dependent on the system that will be their own downfall. ...
Jonathan Reed2 months ago
Powerful Prince
Every-so-often we are reminded of the powerful influence our Royal Family has. From charity work, global events, patronages, to the influential fashion choices. But they also, in times of deep pain an...
C. Raymond Martin2 months ago
All Your Heroes Are Dead
"Man, in his arrogance, thinks himself a great work. Worthy of the interposition of a deity..." Darwin wrote in his notebook in the decades prior before he would publish The Origin of Species, this si...
Kaylee Spivey Good2 months ago
The False Paradox: Cultural Heritage vs Human Life
As I sat on the train on my commute home on Monday April 16, I, like millions of others, read the news in horror. Notre Dame was burning. My heart hurt as it felt like I had seen this scene play out a...
Tessa Giasson2 months ago
The Ongoing Battle for Gay Rights
Growing up in the 70s and 80s was not always easy, but it was particularly hard if someone was anything out of the “ordinary.” This era was crucial when it came to things like human rights and toleran...
Ade A2 months ago
The Problem of Race
Racism and prejudice have been present in almost every civilization and society throughout history. Even though the world has progressed greatly in the last couple of decades, both socially and techno...
Kubvoruno Dzimiri3 months ago
Why You Must Have Close Friends that Have Political Beliefs Different from Your Own
I've always had close friends of different political stripes. It's enriched my life, and enabled me to have empathy for people who I may disagree with, but still able to continue to have a cordial rel...
Dalila Abdelkhalek3 months ago
Turns Out You Can Really Create the World You Want to Live in
I used to work for an employment agency. I used to get sent off to work at different locations, mostly to help cater the lunch at big companies, and did it on and off for about three years. Though the...