Slavery Education Students

American Students and the Distorted Truth About Slavery

American history cannot be studied unless it is studied with all it entails, even parts people would much rather not remember. Regardless of how dark our history is, we cannot mold it into a version that is more pleasant for the ears. Slavery was real and it deserves to be studied and understood properly. American students learn a version of slavery that is considered the sanitized version. They are not given all the necessary information about what really happened in the past of their country.
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US gun violence gun control

US Gun Violence: Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword

The USA is stuck in a Perpetuum Mobile of gun violence and mass shootings. After yet another mass school shooting in Florida that ended innocent lives far too early, ripped families apart, and left many traumatized, we have to ask ourselves: where exactly did it go wrong? This is not yet another prompt for gun control or an “all guns are bad” article. This is the sincere question of a human being dumbstruck by the frequent nonsensical violence in supposedly one of the greatest nations on earth.
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Arthur Jones Nazi Republican Congress

Arthur Jones: A Republican Nazi for Congress?

We often like to point out worrisome right-wing ideologies amongst populist Republicans in the US and elsewhere in the world, and in doing so, hope to avoid slipping in a mindset where racism and bigotry are normal attitudes to have in politics. It’s only when we witness true nazi ideology when we realize just how far that sentiment can drift off in the wrong direction. Let us introduce Arthur Jones, running for Congress in an Illinois District as the only registered Republican, while also being an outspoken holocaust denier, preaching horrible hate speech against Jews, immigrants and everyone that isn’t a Christian Englishperson. Is he a Republican Nazi?
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Trump State of the Union Address

Trump’s State of the Union Address: I’m a Bigot and I Know It

The President’s State of the Union Address is one of the most important speeches in American politics each and every year. It is a chance to address the situations of the country and to inform Democrats, Republicans, and the public alike on what’s to come. While many had hoped President Donald Trump to seek compromises and highlight reasonable unity, he didn’t really. The word left his mouth but was soon forgotten when he took the “Dreamers” hostage for the sake of his fancy border wall.
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Cannabis: The Neverending Controversy of a Flower

Feels good, doesn’t it? The feeling that comes after inhaling the THC from a joint of cannabis. Basically, every part of your body is heightened and you can’t help but feel on top of the world. At this point, most people would say they are high. Nothing will get you down. You are probably thinking to yourself that marijuana is nature’s best bounty to humanity. But why smoke in secrecy? Why not share nature’s gift in public? Oh, that’s right. You might just find yourself suffering huge fines or worse, get behind bars. It seems not everybody is happy with you smoking cannabis, huh?
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Donald Trump Mental Health

Donald Trump: President’s Mental Health is Fading

As the months go by with Donald Trump being the President of the United States, he continues to make decisions that not only alarm but also terrify the masses. His behavior is highly irrational and un-presidential and it has led politicians to start raising questions about the mental health of the current POTUS.
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Clinton Foundation FBI Investigation

The Clinton Foundation FBI Investigation

It is no secret that while Donald Trump ran against Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States, some serious allegations were made against Clinton. One particular allegation made by Donald Trump stated that Hillary Clinton was a corrupt individual involved in illegal activities through the Clinton Foundation, run by her and former President Bill Clinton during her time as the Secretary of State of the United States. Now, the vague allegations could mean a lot of things. But sources tell us that the Clinton Foundation promised policy favors to individuals based on donations made by them for the foundation itself, eventually prompting an FBI investigation.
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Innocent Until Proven Guilty Justice

Innocent Until Proven Guilty or Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

“Innocent until proven guilty” is one of the oldest ideals in the judicial branches of government. The idea of innocent until proven guilty in the American legal system goes like this: A defendant is given a fair trial and is subject to the same human rights as everyone else. Punishment can only be delivered after evidence and final decisions are made in the court.
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The truth about sexual violence and assault

The Truth about Sexual Violence: Privilege, Power, and Abuse

Oprah’s inspiring acceptance speech was met with enthusiastic applause at the 75th annual Golden Globes, where this year, celebrities dressed for a cause instead of red carpet trendiness. Donning their black gowns and #TimesUp pins as a public display of unity for sexual harassment survivors and allies, they roared in solidarity as Oprah powerfully boomed, “the time is up!” In the same week, however, 1500 miles away from the festivities, another young man became a convicted sex offender. This is the truth of sexual violence.
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