Critical Race Theory should’ve been relegated to the halls of an ivory tower, but it’s instead become embroiled in controversy. The academic theory, which contends that racism is a systemic issue rather than the result of individual actions, probably would’ve stayed unknown to the everyday person, but Republicans have now dragged the theory into the mainstream.
The theory has been around for years, but the backlash against the theory started specifically in late 2020. On September 2nd, 2020, Chris Rufo, a relatively unknown documentarian, landed a spot on Tucker Carlson. In Carlson’s show, he was the first conservative to use…
Political commentators are everywhere. They’re in our newspapers, Instagram pages, TV Channels, podcasts, and most well-known: Twitter. If you’ve seen any of the very well-known ones, such as Ben Shapiro, Brooklyn Dad, and Bridgette Gabriel, you usually find endless loud statements that are mostly annoying. Take this Tweet from Right-Wing Commentator Bridgette Gabriel which says “Michael Flynn — Patriot. Roger Stone — Patriot. Mike Pompeo — Patriot.” It perfectly encapsulates what is wrong with Political commentary. It doesn’t have any nuance, it’s loud, and it’s generally annoying.
But, while we often find political commentators annoying, there’s also a worse…
Democrats hate the filibuster, a Senate rule that essentially means a bill needs more than 60 votes to pass in the Senate. Here’s how it works: in order to open and close discussion on the bill, a bill needs to get 60 out of the 100 Senate votes. However, if a bill can’t get over 60 votes, it can’t pass.
During the ongoing surge of Asian hate, the Asian community came together to help the victims of anti-Asian hate. For example, actor Daniel Wu offered $15,000 for information on the suspect who set a 90-year-old Asian woman on fire. In addition, Daniel Dae Kim and Daniel Wu, again, offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who assaulted a 91-year-old Asian man. Furthermore, after the horrific Atlanta spa shooting, the community raised nearly 3 million dollars for Hyung Jung Kim, who was killed in the shooting.
It was astounding that so many people helped donated…
There are times when people do things that make you ask how dumb can you go. This was certainly the case when I read the email my school sent after the Atlanta shootings.
After the brutal murder of six Asian American women, our district sent a vague email entitled “standing in solidarity.” The message was basically “hate is bad.” The email never mentioned anti-Asian hate, the Atlanta shootings, or racism.
Of course, the email was criticized by everyone for being useless. The district finally sent a follow-up email that mentioned Atlanta and anti-Asian hate. …
It’s pretty obvious that capitalism is not working for everyone. The 1% now own over 50% of the world's wealth. You can’t make a living off of the minimum wage. Workers at Amazon are peeing in bottles, while their CEO has a net worth of nearly $200 billion. Oh, and the stock market rose 16% during 2020, while millions were unemployed.
We clearly have to reform our current system of capitalism. People have suggested a wide variety of solutions, from blaming people for getting liberal arts degrees to raising taxes. …
I recently read an article that sounded like a conspiracy theory. It states that SDRs, or special drawing rights, an unknown international currency, are going to turn into a universal currency. Firstly, it states that when SDRs come up, the financial system is having issues. So, the upcoming approval of $650 billion in SDRs signals that we’re close to a currency reset. Therefore, we need to prepare ourselves for this currency reset.
The piece completely missed the mark. Special drawing rights aren’t some conspiracy to completely reset the financial system. …
As we shift into the all but inevitable creative economy, the problem of “money” comes up. Because as any creative will tell you, “Exposure doesn’t pay the bills.”
Even if you can make great email newsletters, engaging blog posts, or amazing videos, those things are not going to pay. No matter have good your product is, you’re gonna have to find a way to make money from it.
When SDR becomes a hot topic, it’s a warning sign of the financial system having issues.
This article is misleading about SDRs. While you are correct that the value of one SDR is derived from a certain amount of money from several currencies, Special Drawing Rights are essentially pieces of paper from the IMF that allow countries to have an emergency overdraft.
These countries can then use these SDRs to convert them into any currency that they like (ie, Dollars, Euros, or Yen).
SDRs become a hot topic not because the financial system is having issues, but because governments don't have money to run. SDRs give countries that emergency boost of money to help fund their government.
While there are valid concerns that stocks are overvalued, SDRs will not be the solution. They're simply ways for countries to get money.
What happened in Atlanta was truly horrifying. An armed white man drove into 3 massage parlors and killed 8 people in cold blood, 6 of them of Asian ethnicity. Learning about the attacks, I felt a whole range of emotions: sad to horror to anger.
I felt sad that 8 people lost their families. Somebody's child, mother, or grandmother was lost. Someone’s life was unjustly taken.
I felt the terror that maybe my parents could be next. Maybe I could be next. I could be the next person unjustly targeted because of my ethnicity.
I felt anger that a sheriff…