equality Tag

The Iran crisis is one which dates back to the year 1921 when the first domino in this long- stretched identity crisis domino train fell. Post World War I, Brigadier Gen. Reza Pahlavi was installed as “Shah” of Iran in a coup d’état. He was responsible for modernisation and secular reforms of Iran and during World War II decided to stay publicly neutral, although rumoured...

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American History

The New York Times dedicated an entire issue of its weekly magazine to examining the history of American slavery, calling it “The 1619 Project,” in observance of the 400th anniversary of the first slave ship to land on the continent. The issue had various essays published acknowledging the various forms in which slavery has been a part of the American culture. Many would argue that this...

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Roberta Sinatra, along with her group of colleagues, had researched the predictability of discoveries. Sinatra, visiting research assistant professor at Northeastern University and assistant professor at Central European University in Budapest, upon research, said that many paths carry an individual towards making a discovery. Some discoveries are made out of the blue, like  in the case of gravity. Sir Isaac Newton was struck with the...

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Justin Trudeau is seen as one of the world’s foremost progressive leaders. His election as the Prime Minister of Canada was met with great cheer among the liberals of the world, who deified Trudeau. As with any mainstream political leader, however, the Canadian’s track record was hardly blemish-free. While admittedly talking a great deal about environmentalism and a future full of green policies won him...

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Karl Marx in his book “Das Capital” espoused the idea of economics as the base of society. He said that the most important factor in the modern capitalist world is Money. Economics form the basic structure of any society. The culture, norms, values, and more are all built around the economic structures of society. In this world of growing neo-liberal principles of economics, these ideas...

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Depiction of Social issues of 21st century

One question that followers of social activism are repeatedly asked is the secret of their strength of resistance. Human nature, as Thomas Hobbes described is based on greed and selfish interest. Individuals are always driven towards personal gains rather than actions that are in the collective interest of society. History has always been of blood and soil, our past immersed in the struggle for power...

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women and minority entrepreneurs

Women-and-minority-owned businesses often find it challenging to secure loans. This might be because of stereotypical thinking and prejudices against these communities. Promoting entrepreneurs to set up and expand businesses is a great way to increase the number of jobs available in an area. It leads to the economic growth of the whole area and lifts the living standards of all the people in the community.   Empowering...

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she chose to work towards bringing the change in the society

She chose to change; she had to stand up for her rights for it to be seen. Charlotte Mathews-Nelson has spent decades working as an activist. She grew up volunteering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She reactivated the college chapter of the NAACP at the Northeastern University. Sometimes when things aren’t right and you can see it, you have to stop...

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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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