equality Tag

Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community to bring about a change for them

Addressing the plight of the Hispanic community in Massachusetts, it is about time for a change in the society. The  devastating disparities can be seen in the life of an immigrant child as compared to a child born in the U.S. Juan Gallego belongs to Colombia, where he was born and raised. Later, the family fled their homeland and sought asylum in Massachusetts 15 years...

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The history of human civilisation has always been tarnished by the history of woman suppression. To rephrase the words of Karl Marx, history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of woman suppression. There is always an explanation for the supposed inferiority of women in social life. Some say they are by nature, weak. Some sight evolution to be the determining factor and some...

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lgbtq

Simon Lokodo is the minister of "ethics and integrity" in Uganda and a promoter of Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill, which seemed set to become law until President Yoweri Museveni halted it because of the pending scientific advice. However, the delay was a small victory, for activists dismayed a week earlier when Museveni insisted that he would approve the legislation. The LGBTQ activists are risking their lives...

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Laverne Cox shares her story

Laverne Cox shares her story with the Northeastern University students. She introduces herself as a proud African-American transgender woman, an artist, an award-winning actress, and a daughter of a single mother. “I believe it is important to name the various intersecting components of my multiple identities in public and with pride because I have not always been able to do so,” Cox said in her address,...

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a career after ballet

Changing career streams has never been easy for anyone, especially, when you have been in the same profession for decades. Dancing is a profession that demands a lot from the artists, this sometimes leaves the artists lacking in other skills they need to pursue a career after dancing.   “As a dancer, you’re so focused on yourself as an individual; every day I’d go into work and...

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Women's Clubs

For a very long time, women did not have any freedom and rights. In 1898, Jane Croly of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs wrote that women were able to reach out of their homes by themselves through religious institutions at first. As women started being involved in churches and charitable groups, this helped them to find companionship and facilitate change in communities.  Their groups...

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Community

We are moving towards a society which is coming together globally and not just for trade, but also as a community. The concept of globalisation is usually used for trade, which is one of the reasons behind communities getting so much integrated with each other.   There is a beauty in this diversity. People from different backgrounds and communities come together to solve global problems, or work...

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Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality ethnicity, language, religion. These rights include the right to life and liberty, right to work and education. It also includes freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression and many more.   These rights are moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour. They must be regularly protected...

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“We hear that if you want to eradicate racism, intolerance, injustice, all you need is education,” Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, said. “That is not enough. There are people with culture, with education, who are racists, intolerant, and hateful. So, education is not enough. What is important is the experience. To bring your education into reality. To understand reality, and to impact reality.”...

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Toni Morrison

The world-renowned author Toni Morrison died at the age of 88 on 5th of August, 2019. She has helped shape modern literature and she will live on in her novels, essays, poems, and through the people. She has touched and inspired. She was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel prize in literature, Pulitzer prize, and Presidential medal of freedom.   When Morrison had visited Northeastern...

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