Working People, Not The Stock Market, Are The Economy

COVID-19 has become a worldwide pandemic that has exposed the fragility and dysfunctional nature of the American capitalist system, a system that many Americans already knew was unsustainable. Even more so, it has exposed the system’s willingness to risk the lives and well-being of the working class in order to save the stock market, which…

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Why Political Views Matter: The Art Of Cutting People Off

Aren’t you two friends? Why would it matter when you’re dating? That doesn’t mean anything. A repeated cycle of worded ignorance that has run through my ears more times than I can count. It blows my mind why some people find it a difficult idea to take hold of. When I was a young elementary…

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For the Culture, By the Culture: How YouTube Channel ‘Pero Like’ Gives a Voice to Latinx and Hispanic Communities

In 2016, YouTube Channel and Facebook page Pero Like, on behalf of mother-company Buzzfeed, was founded as a digital platform specifically catering to Latinx voices. This platform showcases talented Dominicans, Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Hondurans and more, who create relatable content about everything from abuela’s crazy cleaning habits to depictions of different Latinx uncles, Selena…

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On The Ignorance That COVID-19 Has Brought To Light

These days, conversations around me are densely patterned with talk of the novel coronavirus, which has recently been recognized by the World Health Organization as a pandemic. I was prompted to remind myself of my privilege, of important hygiene habits, and of how much love I hold for my loved ones (especially in this quarantine…

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Saadat Hasan Manto: The Writer Who Is Not To Be Read

Having been born into a family of intellectuals and book lovers, I was astounded when a book was taken away from me on the account of me lacking the sensibility to understand it. This is how I would like to explain my first ever encounter with Manto. I was extremely intrigued by this incident. The…

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Sindh: Land of the Lost

How many mothers, how many children? How many girls, how many bodies? How many years of Barbarity Hunger Undue Thirst Tragedy Obliteration? When does the disease end, this disease that is worse than death? When do the thrones fall — when does the earth eat them? When does the sky descend? When does God’s wind…

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My First Time Voting In 2020

I walked into the booth made up of foldable room dividers and glanced at the piece of paper in front of me. I was in first grade, participating in a mock 2008 presidential election. I checked the box next to Barack Obama without hesitation, and skipped away without even reading John McCain’s name. I recognized…

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Bridging Gender Pay Inequity: USWNT Files Lawsuit Against U.S. Soccer Federation

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, four-time World Cup champions and Olympic Gold Medal winners, filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation in March 2019 requesting a payment of $67 million dollars in reparations. 28 members on the team, listed as plaintiffs, are seeking equal pay with their male counterparts on the…

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