Why Your Boycott Isn’t Breaking Up Big Tech

Featured Image: Morning Brew There are two different responses I’ve heard in the aftermath of the tech antitrust hearings in late July. And I admit, growing up in the heart of Silicon Valley, the voices I’m surrounded with are likely to be fraught with bias. But it seems like those of us who grew up…

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The Forgotten War In Syria

Featured Illustration: Molly Crabapple As the world continues to struggle fighting the pandemic that has swept us to our knees, many countries like Syria have been facing ongoing battles. The country has been in unrest for a decade, with fighting on its soil every day, as millions of innocent civilians attempt to escape their terrible…

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How Has Black Lives Matter Affected The Rest Of The World?

Featured Illustration: Maya Kay Following the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) has become a widespread phenomenon. A movement that fights to combat police brutality against Black people and abolish white supremacy, Black Lives Matter has provided a much-needed wake-up call to many. All over the world, people are standing in…

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We Should Stop Using These Arguments When Justifying Progressive Causes

Featured Image: Dorothea Lange During this first half of 2020, the world was brought to a breaking point with a global pandemic and a series of social injustices upending our lives. At nearly every turn, young people have increasingly taken to social media to demand action and push back against the hate and violence. From…

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Interview with Award-Winning Film Director Viktoria I.V. King: Black Lives MATTER

Featured Image: IMDB It has been nearly 100 days since the death of George Floyd sparked worldwide protests, both in outrage of the system that has repeatedly failed to protect the rights of the people and in solidarity with those fighting for their voices to be heard. Although the news coverage for Black Lives Matter…

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China’s Mass Genocide

Featured Image: Foreign Policy In the past week, a video of a little Uyghur boy being beaten has been circulating around social media. In the video, the boy is being kicked and hit, and in the end, a man is seen putting a lit cigarette in his shirt. This video, as well as many hundreds,…

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From a Meme to a Social Critique: Who Is “Karen”?

Prefaced by the “can I speak to the manager” meme which first emerged in 2014, the “Karen” trope has since stepped in and taken social media by storm as evidenced by the crowds of online pages dedicated to it, such as the r/F—YouKaren subreddit which has garnered more than 881,000 members since its conception in…

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Perpetuating Abolition in the Language We Use: Does ‘BIPOC’ Get the Job Done?

Featured Illustration: Ameya Okamoto Recently, activists have turned to the term “BIPOC” in order to refer to their own personal identities. BIPOC, which stands for Black, Indigenous, and people of color, is used in order to decolonize identity. The term recognizes the roles Native invisibility, anti-Blackness, and white supremacy have played in the oppressive history…

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