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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The 21st Century Holocaust

Featured Illustration: ABC News Today, the world is still haunted by the Holocaust that took place decades ago in Germany. Pictures flooded with innocent children and broken families shattered millions of hearts across the world. There were nearly six million victims of the brutal atrocities against humanity. This occurred when Adolf Hitler, the leader of…

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Social Media and Solidarity: A Different Form of Activism 

Featured Illustration: Anirban Ghosh A reflection written a week after George Floyd’s murder… . . . The brutal murder of George Floyd, a 46-year old Black father, at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has notably sparked a massive revolution in the Black Lives Matter movement now transpiring into global solidarity, activism, and advocacy for…

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Activism is Not Terrorism: The “Anti-Terror” Bill of the Philippines

Featured Illustration: CJ Andrea Despite the implications the name might suggest, the recently signed “Anti-Terror” Bill of the Philippines does not enforce the safety of others, nor prevent threats of terrorism; rather, the bill is a particular mechanism for the Philippine government to take over and directly administer the terrors it claims to prevent. Formerly…

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