The struggles of black women in America must be heard. And, their resilience and determination through it all must be recognized. Once they, too, are educationally and economically empowered, society will benefit as a whole.
Review of Middlesex: Exploring 21st Century Masculinity
In today’s world of shifting gender roles and evolving gender self-realization, what does masculinity really mean? What does it really mean to be a man? Does masculinity hinge on power anymore?
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Questioning Testing Guidelines
Who makes the decisions that establish the standards of medical care and the guidelines for a variety of medical testing is a fascinating question. And, it’s complicated because human lives and millions of dollars are at stake.
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad
The novel was selected for the Oprah Winfrey Book Club in 2016, was the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2017 Carnegie Medal of Excellence, and, recently in April, won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
Trump’s Proposals Won’t Fix the Affordable Care Act
There are problems with the Affordable Care Act, but Trump’s proposed reform to make American healthcare great again won’t fix them. Trump should consider preserving some of its foundational components.
The Torture Memos Are Not the Answer
No branch of government should be able to act alone, no matter how long and cumbersome the legislative process may be, because by giving the President, one man, too much unbridled power, future tyranny is more likely
The Responsibility to Protect: When is it Applicable?
The Responsibility to Protect emphasizes humanitarian intervention, with military force only as a last resort. I am not questioning whether or not the it is necessary, rather when it can be applied.
Why the International Criminal Court Needs to be Changed
The validity of concept of international law calls into question the ability of the ICC to effectively exist as it is currently structured. As such, the ICC’s inadequacies overshadow its well intentioned mission.
The Refugee Crisis in Greece Explained
We are in an age of unparalleled relocation of people, mostly fleeing their country because of intolerable internal political/religious conflicts. In the Middle East, refugees risk death escaping the constant threat of destruction