Written by Mariale Briceño The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.” Different states define hate crimes in diverse ways, but in general, all states use this definition as a general and basic guide: a hate crime is a crime that involves threats, harassment
Written by Caitlin Walker ISIS is a terrorist organisation–however it’s a common misconception that all Muslims are a part of ISIS when, in fact, they do not represent Islam at all. Around 1.57 billion people in 57 different countries around the world are Muslims and the ISIS extremists have around 30,000 people. ISIS is 2% of the world’s population which is a very small amount of people in the grand scheme of things especially when
Written by Diego Garcia When you think about Latinos you usually think about the obvious. You picture Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, Mario Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Shakira, or even Becky G. These are very successful Latino people who have made it far despite adversity and are icons in the Hispanic community and all over the world. We love them and love watching them succeed and give representation to a culture and ethnicity that is hardly represented.
What if I told you that there was a country on earth where one in five kids goes hungry? Where one in four women is sexually assaulted, but few incidents are reported due to mistrust of the biased legal system? Where a radical right wing has a stronghold on the political system, allowing for barbaric racist, homophobic, classist, and anti-women policies? Where law enforcement is poorly trained and frequently commits acts of severe violence against
I used to believe that being transgender was wrong. Then I began to feel conflicted about it. It is repeatedly said that there are only two genders and that is the basis of the argument against the transgender community. I would like to shut down that argument by asking, if there are only two genders which category does a hermaphrodite, someone who was born with both genitalia, fall into? What about a person born with
In today’s day and age, the internet and social media are a part of a lot of people’s everyday lives. It’s hard to go a day without having to either use or bring up either of those things. There are multiple opinions that surround how social media/the internet should be used. The difference in opinions causes many different debates to pop up. Most commonly, the two different sides tend to be a split between the
Recurring bisexual characters on television are on the rise,more and more characters are showing romantic and/or sexual interest to more than one gender. While the representation is amazing, it still isn’t what it needs to be. When a gay character is introduced into a show there’s often a scene where that character announces that they are gay. Bisexuals aren’t getting that same treatment —When looking into the bisexual characters of the television world, I found
Written by Liz Lopez All women can agree that being a woman is tough work. We constantly feel the need to look immaculate and often times the pressure is coming from others. Women are constantly bombarded by ridiculous and conflicting ideal beauty standards by the media and our peers. Surprisingly, makeup is a contentious topic among men. Public opinion among men shows that men believe that women wear makeup for the sole purpose to look
As I always am, I was excited for the next Marvel movie, Ant-man. I was less than excited for the fact that the movie yet again was led by another male superhero. Marvel, along with DC Comics, have yet to release a female led superhero movie. With Marvel’s Captain Marvel set to release in 2018, and DC Comic’s Wonder Woman set to release in 2017, it seems that we still have a while to wait.
Written by Maci Hill Senators, business executives, doctors, governors, and even a former First Lady are just some of the candidates who make up this year’s wide, varied presidential playing field, all having different priorities and levels of experience in government. With such a multitude of candidates already vying for the White House so early on in the campaign season, choosing the best possible person to vote for can seem almost dizzying, especially for first-time