humanity

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

Mimo le Singe9 months 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 ...
Mimo le Singe9 months 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...
Mimo le Singe9 months 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 Wills10 months 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 hassan10 months 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 Wilson10 months 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 ...
Iria Vasquez-Paez10 months ago
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 Domricheva10 months 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 Bryan10 months 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 Monetti10 months 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...
Sedona Schuehle10 months ago
There Have NOT Been 22 School Shootings This Year
First, and most importantly, skewing statistics to suit an argument only discredits the argument that would have been just as important and shocking otherwise. The number presented below is by no mean...
Diane Nivens10 months ago
Healthcare for the Poor
Healthcare has been a hot button topic in this country for some time. What no one talks about, however, is what options are available for uninsured women who are trying to get adequate treatment for a...
Hanin Najjar10 months ago
A Story of Reconciliation
Sabina Haque, like many other parents in Trump’s America, does not know what to say when her eight-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter ask her, “What will happen to us?” Sabina Haque, the Portland b...
Mason Palmera year ago
Humour & Offense
There is a big problem within society these days in which people seem to believe that humour and offensiveness are anything but subjective. If someone is offended by a joke, then they are automaticall...
Living With the Terror
I can recollect the day like it was simply yesterday. It was one of those plain, exhausting days in Afghanistan. Around then, I didn't know we were holding tight to our lives just by living there as n...
Janine Addisona year ago
Oppression Is Not a Trend
I am no longer surprised what the world is doing, especially when it comes to race relations. There seems to be this new epidemic of White folks calling the police for whatever black, brown, or any pe...
Tim Brycea year ago
What Can We Expect From Generation Z?
Click for AUDIO VERSION. For far too long we have belabored the strengths and weaknesses of the Millennials (aka, Generation Y), but what about their successors, Generation Z? This is the Generation b...
Maria a year ago
Half White, Half Black
I moved to America at the age of 10, in the middle of winter and in the whitest state ever, Maine. Not three months after I had landed in the U.S, I was to start school, and let me tell you, it was an...