Three Ways COVID-19 May Change U.S. Politics

1. Greater Distrust for Establishment Politicians Americans already distrust their politicians. Case in point, according to the most recent data from Real Clear Politics shows that almost two-thirds of us distrusting our congress. Crises have the power to raise or lower the approval ratings of politicians. In this case, you have seen 60% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s handling on COVID-19 according to ABC News/Ipsos. … Continue reading Three Ways COVID-19 May Change U.S. Politics

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Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

Are you able to find shampoo or ”skin”-colored products suitable for your hair type and skin tone? Can you flip open a magazine or switch on your TV and see people of your race represented? Have you ever had a teacher who looks like you? Do you feel safe in the presence of police? Have you ever been the only person of your race in … Continue reading Using Your Privilege for Good: What it Means to be a White Ally

How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood

America’s desperate struggle to achieve equality throughout history has been manifested into hundreds of riots and protests across the nation. Violent, sometimes, and peaceful for the majority. The death of George Floyd stood as the last straw for African American citizens. These riots have both helped and hindered the Black Lives Matter movement by bringing it positive and negative attention. Not only did it abruptly … Continue reading How “Black Lives Matter” Can Be Misunderstood

“I Can’t Breathe” – The Death of George Floyd and its Effect on American Moral Authority

“I can’t breathe!” 46-year-old black man, George Floyd, cried out as Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin, pressured his knee against Floyd’s neck. On May 25, 2020, after approximately 9 minutes of continued pressure, Floyd died unarmed. He was handcuffed, with his face pressed against the street. Like many preceding cases involving black men, Floyd was not suspected of posing any sort of violent threat at … Continue reading “I Can’t Breathe” – The Death of George Floyd and its Effect on American Moral Authority

Sanders Steps Aside for Biden

With Bernie Sanders out, Democrats must rally around Joe Biden. The former Vice President is now the presumptive Democratic nominee and will face President Donald Trump in the national election. Biden and Sanders are longtime colleagues who will work on creating committees together as announced on Joe Biden’s Livestream a few days ago. Biden and Sanders agree on most topics, yet they differ on how … Continue reading Sanders Steps Aside for Biden