The Time to End Sex Discrimination

Sep 30, 2020

In human rights circles, there are few more important events than the annual opening of the new session of the United Nations General Assembly. Critically, the high-profile event brings together governments, UN agencies and civil society actors, fostering cross-sector collaboration and providing...

Getting an Education in the Age of COVID-19
Sep 25, 2020

Getting an Education in the Age of COVID-19

America’s War on Abortion
Sep 23, 2020

America’s War on Abortion

Africa Needs Its Own “New Deal”
Sep 17, 2020

Africa Needs Its Own “New Deal”

Will Chile Listen to Its People?

Will Chile Listen to Its People?

Sep 11, 2020

The country with the highest per capita infection rate of COVID-19 is in South America — but it isn’t Brazil. Chile, despite its high incomes and access to resources, has struggled to keep the pandemic under control and suffers from infection rates higher than the United States, which...

The 2020 US Census Could Threaten Human Rights

The 2020 US Census Could Threaten Human Rights

Aug 26, 2020

On July 21, President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented memo directing the commerce secretary to collect data on undocumented immigrants and remove them from the final population totals. The memo follows up on a July 2019 executive order that assigned the Census Bureau to determine how many...

Slaves Picked Cotton, Senator Cotton Picks a Fight with History

Slaves Picked Cotton, Senator Cotton Picks a Fight with History

Jul 29, 2020

History has always been one of the biggest sources of embarrassment for the United States. The liberated colonists left European history behind when they declared independence. Americans ever since have demonstrated an obsessive focus on the present and the future, believing the past is...

A Master Class in Linguistic Suppression

A Master Class in Linguistic Suppression

Jul 28, 2020

Boston’s local National Public Radio news station, WBUR, recently interviewed Rutgers University linguist Kristen Syrett, an advocate for pushing the sacred cause of political correctness beyond its currently accepted boundaries. Presumably in the name of racial justice, Syrett wants to root out...

The Travails of America’s Higher Education

The Travails of America’s Higher Education

Jul 22, 2020

American universities are among the best in the world. Harvard, Stanford, MIT and Yale, to name but a few, attract the best and the brightest of their generation, year after year. The competition is brutal. Most applicants are rejected. American universities, however, are not only among the best...

It’s Time to Ban Fair & Lovely

It’s Time to Ban Fair & Lovely

Jul 15, 2020

Black Lives Matter protests across the world have brought to light the pernicious influences of systemic racism, from police brutality and racial profiling to more subtle forms of discrimination in popular culture. Not only were anti-black, racist attitudes in India called out, but also the...

Global Pandemic Exposes Gender Inequality

Global Pandemic Exposes Gender Inequality

Jul 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic lays bare a global crisis of gender inequality. While women have achieved considerable success in their fight for equality, they continue to face violence, discrimination and exclusion globally. Women are now disproportionately bearing the costs of the pandemic, surfacing...

If a Statue Offends My Sister, It Also Offends Me

If a Statue Offends My Sister, It Also Offends Me

Jul 02, 2020

Since the toppling of the statue of slaver Edward Colston in Bristol last month, a stream of articles, many by white writers, have called for such monuments to be placed in museums. These writers argue that, with sensitive curation, such statues can act to educate a public ignorant of the...

Black Lives Matter Shines the Spotlight on the Shadow of Slavery

Black Lives Matter Shines the Spotlight on the Shadow of Slavery

Jun 30, 2020

The Black Lives Matter movement has been sweeping advanced liberal democracies, from the United States to Western Europe, impacting even those countries, such as Switzerland, comparatively marginally involved in the slave trade. Black Lives Matter confronts all of these societies with their...

America Can’t Afford to Sideline Domestic Abuse

America Can’t Afford to Sideline Domestic Abuse

Jun 30, 2020

As the United States is engulfed in a pandemic of unmatched proportions, the country has seen increased levels of domestic violence. This is not a conditional issue but instead presents a series of long-standing, negative impacts on victims of domestic violence, particularly women and children. In...

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