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It’s Official: Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Deserve the Minority Vote

  Hillary Clinton has caused a lot of controversy with the inconsistency of her statements from the mid-90s to the present, especially with the black community, Many activists and protesters have asked her questions through email, social media, and at her campaign rallies. Based from video footage, she continues to blantantly ignores them and asks security to escort them out of her rally. Now, that Southern states are behind her, the Clintons have started to

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These Three #Hashtags Are Actually Starting An Important Dialogue

Written by Megan Hunt From URLs to primetime commercials to celebrity endorsements, you know you’ve found an effective way to communicate with people when corporations are willing to shell out millions of dollars for it. While it’s easy to shrug off Twitter hashtags as mindless fun or slacktivism, you can’t ignore the fact that companies think it’s such a powerful method of communication they’re paying to promote them. Similarly, hashtags like #FeelTheBern, #ImWithHer and #Scum4Prez

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Your Political Dictionary

Written by Archana Sundar With the 2016 elections among us, terms such as caucus and primary are strewn about. What do these really mean? We at Affinity are here to break it down for you.      Big Government: A negative term, used mainly by conservatives to describe government programs in areas where they believe government shouldn’t be involved, especially those that spend money on social problems.   Bipartisan: A cooperative effort by two political parties.  

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When Did Politics Become A Pathetic Reality Show?

    Do Americans really value the appearance of candidates’ wives? No, that would be pathetic. If they did, it would be a little too politically correct and we all know how sensitive political correctness is. The diversion between political correctness and incorrectness is thick, however quite blurry. Supporters of people like Trump are quick to jump on a bandwagon with a brand, but are unfamiliar to where the wagon road truly leads. Americans are

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What’s It Like Not Being American

  According to the Henley & Partners, the U.S. passport is the third strongest passport in the world, with access to 174 countries, out of 218, without a visa. So this means that in a lifetime, an American is very unlikely to fear rejection of getting a visa. It means an American is almost never going to be anxious in a waiting room for a visa before their interview. All fears a non-American knows too

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Does Hillary Really Deserve the Black Vote?

(Whitney Curtis/Getty Images) Written by Zana Daghles Hillary Clinton, known in the feminist movement for being one of the most recognized white feminists, has recently been making an effort to appeal to black voters. It isn’t anything new- we’ve seen this happen before, whether it was about feminism or the gay rights movement or any other popular issue. She grabs whatever chances she has to speak out on these topics, but yet again, many voters

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Voter Suppression in Arizona

  A major mishap took place in the Arizona primaries last Tuesday. Examples include polling places being cut from two-hundred to only sixty in Maricopa County, voter’s parties being changed without their knowledge or consent, having to stand in line to get a chance to vote for five or more hours in the blazing desert sun, and Hillary/Trump being declared the winners with only one percent of the votes counted. The question is why did

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The #DiaperGap across America. Keeping Babies Healthy!

Did you know that almost one in three families struggle to afford diapers?  Probably, on some level, we all recognize that diapers are expensive, and that lower income families must find them difficult to afford.   But, the diaper situation is far more grave, as I learned when Cecilia Muñoz, the Assistant to President Obama and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, released for the White House a statement entitled The Diaper Divide.  This press release

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Young People For Bernie

This election more than ever, young people have been getting involved in politics. Whether it be the millennials taking advantage of what might be their first chance to vote, or the outburst of debate on social media platforms by teens, there has been a significant increase in the amount of young people interested in the upcoming election. It’s no secret that a large percentage of young people identify as either Democrats or independent leaning left.

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The Argument Against Voting For Hillary Clinton In a General Election

  As the race towards the Democratic nomination wages on, both nominees (regardless of what corporate media claims) stand a fighting chance. However, the Republican Party is slowly having to accept the reality Donald Trump will likely be 2016’s nominee. With this fear looming, many liberal supporters have adopted a new narrative for this election: should Hillary Clinton win the nomination, every liberal- including adamant Bernie Sanders supporters- are obligated to vote for her. The

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