On Tuesday, November 6, citizens across the United States voted for change. This change was led predominantly by women from a variety of intersectional backgrounds. Here are 14 women who made history.
Due to voter suppression tactics and white women again refusing the call to action, the midterm elections were disappointing. While there were definitely some major successes for women and the LGBTQIA+ community that deserve to be celebrated, there is still a lot of work to do. Overall, the midterm election results provide some hope for the future, but reveal the many issues minorities face while voting and the impact of those issues on elections.
The violent criminalization of migrants and those seeking asylum in the United States is a trend that portrays Central American migrants as criminals, rapists and gang members. These are notions that have become central to the policies and the tactics that are often employed or utilized to attempt to gain public support for certain anti-immigration policies.
“To vote or not to vote” is the popular argument that arises cyclically with every election, big or small. Voting is a nuanced and complicated topic, and no one is sure if there is a comprehensive ‘correct’ answer which takes into account all of the different experiences of various demographics in America.
Homelessness, and therefore the California Housing Crisis, as an inextricably intersectional issue. Proposition 10, which will be on the ballot in the November 6 California election, has the power to alleviate some of the pressure on the marginalized communities most affected by homelessness and gentrification. Although there is a highly funded campaign against the proposition, the organizations that have voiced support for its passing demonstrate the positive impact it could truly have.
President Donald J. Trump visited Pittsburgh, PA after the October 27 mass-shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, and drew further attention to the surge in white nationalism that many attribute to Trump’s divisive brand of politics.
How beneficial is Amazon’s wage raise to its employees? To the corporation itself? And just what is the company doing about its poor working conditions? Having a closer look on the company’s actions and endeavors might gives us a clearer answer to these questions.
On Monday, May 14, thousands of Palestinians took the streets to protest the United States’ embassy in Jerusalem, which was originally located in the city of Tel Aviv. Nearly 60 Palestinians were killed, including many young people, six children, and a baby. Over 2,700 others were injured as a result of the attacks from the Israeli Defense Force.
Kanye West is antagonizing the Black Community and other People of Color to promote his upcoming album, Love Everyone. His latest tweets, praising Trump and his “Dragon energy,” are a transparent and desperate attempt to create an aura of controversy to prelude his album release.
While Planned Parenthood and the ACLU are taking the Iowan Senate Bill 359 to court, it is important to look at the larger picture. Abortion laws have been under attack for a long time, beyond just the current federal administration.