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Final Pjt: American Demise Memorial

 The Issue For centuries we as a nation of people have egocentrically perceived the issues that have plagued our United States of America. As Americans, it is our job to take responsibility for our actions while acknowledging periodic historical elements… Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter

Turn on the news today and you will likely hear the story of an innocent and unarmed African-American gunned down by police. In 2015 and 2016, African-American males died at the hands of police, at a rate of 7.2 per… Continue Reading →

Hate Crimes in the USA

So as we all know Genocide has been a huge problem for the world throughout history. But an even bigger problem is the belief that acts of genocide are over. Almost every single day there are acts of genocide happening… Continue Reading →

The Systematic Killing of Black Americans

There are many stories of genocides throughout various parts of the world. The Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide, and so much more. None of these documented events however have occurred in the United States, or at least they… Continue Reading →

Glorification of Heroes

Genocide annihilates communal societies on a regular basis; however, the crimes go unnoticed while the heroes are glorified for their late arrival to the scene. The purpose of this entry is to explore the implications of memorializing the heroes who… Continue Reading →

Not Me! How Familiarity Breeds Contempt

A poster that I got from the Holocaust Museum at 14 says it best: “It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” Tenzin Gyatso asserted this in the fourteenth Dalai Lama in 1992 and it still rings true… Continue Reading →

Propaganda: Election vs Inauguration

When we think of propaganda we might only think of old war-time posters and political cartoons, but propaganda is still very prevalent in many contemporary ways that we might not consider. I think propaganda, good and bad, still has a… Continue Reading →

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