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Why I Chose to Stay Friends With a Trump Supporter

A worldwide pandemic, an American election causing so much rage, and racial issues in an uproar. As if that wasn’t enough for the world to handle, relationships were also put to the test. Friendships were on the line because it wasn’t just politics coming in between people. It was values and morals. It was a…

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Rashida Tlaib Booed Hilary Clinton. So What’s the Verdict?

When Rep. Rashida Tlaib booed Hillary Clinton at an event for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the reactions were swift and, as has become the norm in U.S. politics, divisive. Rep. Tlaib followed up by stating, “You all know I can’t be quiet. No, we’re going to boo,” in response to Hilary Clinton’s negative comments about…

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How to Use Family Dinners to Teach Politics

In this video, 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and co-founder of the Libyan partner of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) organization, Hajer Shareif, gives a compelling talk on the importance of navigating the choppy waters of politics and political discourse. In this charming yet thought-provoking seminar, Hajer uses a simple analogy…

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For My Friend Who “Isn’t Into Politics”

We’ve all been in that situation where, amidst a discussion about world issues, someone has said to us, “Oh, I’m not into politics.” What I’ve never understood is how someone can simply not be “into” politics. No one is asking you to like politics, because let’s face it, who does especially considering the trainwreck it…

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The Top 10 Books to Read for Black History Month

Black History stretches across time, space, and disciple. Everywhere from the arts, film, and pop culture, to politics, activism, and education, Black women and men around the world have made, and continue to make history. Although there are many ways to celebrate Black History, nothing compares to hitting the books. Black History has been captured…

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Rahaf and Nada: Are Asylum Seekers and Refugees Lensed by Politics?

Rahaf Al Qunun:  When she first made news, we saw in her as a teen burdened by patriarchy, in the clutches of a possible death penalty, and shackled by constitutional laws. Her story resonated with women who have battled patriarchy and felt suffocated in being told what to do. Scratching beyond her narrative, in this…

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The Political Curse of Ralph Northam and Entitled White Men

Another day, another trending hashtag of a white male public figure with a resurfaced past as shitty as his combover. In the controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, we are conveniently reminded that white men in the Democratic Party are not immune to the privileges of casual racism. It’s been a whole day since an…

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Why Rashida Tlaib Isn’t Here for Your Hypocrisy

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has occupied headlines after issuing an unwavering call for the impeachment of President Trump. Speaking to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters after her historic swearing-in, the freshman lawmaker relayed a conversation with her son in which she boldly claimed that “We’re going to impeach the motherf***er!” After her comments, the room…

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Here’s Why American Politics are Totally Skewed

There’s nothing more American than debating politics. Flip on the T.V., and an angry blonde is defending this supposed “golden age” of the nation, and how political correctness is keeping us from realizing our full potential. Log onto Twitter, and a New York Times journalist you’ve never heard of, but has a little check mark…