Rather than join in the name game of is-or-is-not fascist, stay focused on what is at stake regardless: democracy.
The recent federal guidance places an emphasis on protecting heterosexual, cis-normative individuals while ignoring the trans population proven to be much more at risk when it comes to sexual assault. While it is of course important to protect all individuals against sexual assault, this guidance keeps those belonging to the cis-normative population in power and continues to oppress the LGBT population.
The “post-fact” world that we are hurdling towards does not have to become a reality as long as we constantly expose ourselves to a variety of news sources by not only avoiding unreliable news channels, but also by entertaining different points of view from valid sources across the political spectrum. It is only through understanding “the other side” that we can begin to understand what caused such a divide in the first place, and then take measures to address it.
In the eyes of for-profit prisons, Trump’s order ensures large numbers of immigrant detainees in detention facilities. If the order is enacted, expanding investment in detention facilities will prove to be a successful financial move for privatized prison companies, regardless of the costs imparted on the lives of other humans.
This is a political article. This same article is about dogs and cats and other pets. Unfortunately, you did not read that incorrectly.
The main focus of her talk was identifying the ways in which Trump attempts to assert power and the most effective ways to resist it.
Always maintaining a literal interpretation of the law as it was written in 1787 poses grave challenges to a nation striving to become more inclusive and more responsible for all its citizens, most notably, for its citizens belonging to minority and historically oppressed populations. The potential implications of Gorsuch joining the Supreme Court should not be considered lightly.
We should not be saying, “You’ve got the wrong countries.” We should be saying, “Islam is not synonymous with terrorists and extremists.”
In this time that calls for pressing political action against a dangerously bigoted administration, let us hold our signs high, proudly, and unequivocally. But let us not forget to ask our neighbors why they hold theirs.
In response to Trump’s executive orders, the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration, and Immigrant Rights and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) called for an emergency rally and march, on the same day Trump signed the executive orders, to defend immigrant students from Trump’s anti-immigrant policies at UCLA.