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Why Israel Uses Pinkwashing In Attempts to Legitimize the Occupation of Palestine

Pinkwashing under the Israeli apartheid is evident through its Tel Aviv pride festival, Rainbow Generations tour, and utilization of a transgender Israeli officer. Whereas, pinkwashing in the United States is visible under the Trump administration’s decriminalization platform, its alliances with anti-LGBTQ nations, and its initiatives to further isolate the LGBTQ community. Thus, I argue pinkwashing…

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#LetNoorRun: This Athlete Was Disqualified Due to Her Hijab

Last week was a rough one as far as the United States Constitution is concerned, as a talented runner’s freedom of religion came under blatant attack. Noor Abu Karam, a 16-year-old athlete from Ohio was devastated to find that she had been disqualified from her 5km race. Noor told BBC that prior to the race,…

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Call It What It Is: Deadly Mass Shooters Are Domestic Terrorists

If you search, “mass shootings in US” on Google, you’ll most likely find stories about the latest mass shootings and death tolls America has endured within the last week in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, Gilroy, California, and Brooklyn, New York. Before that, mass shootings in Florida and South Carolina in January.  The mass shootings…

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We Went Around Asking White People Where They’re REALLY From

Ah, to wake up to a steaming pile of bigotry and racism in the morning. That’s pretty much our everyday with President Trump in office, especially when he’s using his overactive Twitter account to attack four congresswomen of color. Not straying too far from every racist’s manifesto, Trump suggested that anyone who dares to express…

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Is the Hijab Actually Unconstitutional?

Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro, was suspended by Fox for questioning whether congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s hijab is American enough because of her dress: “Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Koran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to sharia…

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Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Innocent Until Proven Guilty: Should We Proceed With Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination?

On September 28, 2018, your regularly scheduled programming was interrupted by coverage of the world’s most talked about ‘second-look’ interview. This was, of course, the hearing held by the United States Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Many were originally skeptical of the pick, citing distrust in the President’s previous choices when…

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Trump’s U.N. Speech Draws Laughter

President Trump’s second address to the United Nations General Assembly went down a little differently than his administration probably expected it to. This past Tuesday, President Trump commenced his remarks to the U.N. by boasting about what his administration had achieved over his almost-two year tenure as POTUS. “In less than two years, my administration…