In order to uphold a fair, efficient, and reliable presidential election, this nation is greatly in need of an invaluable resource: election poll workers.
In order for American higher education to remain at the pinnacle, a move away from mandatory standardized testing seems like a step in the right direction. Simply put, the tests are not effective in what they are meant to do and only exacerbate the divides that must be done away with, to make significant strides towards a better future for everyone that sees a future on American soil.
Across the country, there were countless videos of police assaulting peaceful protesters when their jobs were under heavy criticism. Cops should not exist. Until this country eliminates the police force, Americans will continue to die every single day. It is immoral for us to allow this system of oppression to continue to plague the country.
But more than that, this speaks to a preconceived notion that most international students are less proficient than the required level, which just seems like too much of a one size fits all approach. Indeed, the whole program for undergrads could be reimagined to make it more effective.
The pandemic calls for a show of humanity and consideration of everyone’s well being. International students arrive in millions to the United States because of the education they’re offered and bring a lot to the table, financially and otherwise. A consideration for their lives during a global pandemic isn’t too much to ask for.
Bringing myself to write this flooded me with heavy emotions, forcing me to think about the countless Black lives lost meaninglessly over the picking and choosing of who deserves human rights. I did not want to write down — making public proof — of the racist interactions I have endured throughout my lifetime.
Today’s interpretation of “All Lives Matter” is closer to “It’s OK To Be White” than the ideas such a movement would espouse on paper and this is blatantly wrong. Fixing this seems crucial now more than ever, as we find ourselves living in times that will likely be enshrined in history books for generations to come.
Are societies willing to sacrifice lives to protect the global economy, thereby reducing unemployment and economic suffering? Or must we put our financial resources into global health, so as to prevent even more extraordinary losses?
While it may be difficult to be overly positive right now, we can only hope that in sharing experiences and resources with one another, we can initiate a larger conversation surrounding work culture.
There is no better time for fundamental change than now.
The fundamental assumption when it comes to voting protocol should be as follows: everyone who is legally able to vote should be able to do so as easily as possible.
In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic that will likely leave a mark on humanity for eternity, it has become apparent that mere discussions about misinformation cannot suffice. We, as consumers of media, need to take action.
The unity demonstrated by communities across the globe in order to combat this virus is truly astounding. In the midst of the chaos, humanity prevails.
At the end of all of this, when the bodies are counted, they will likely claim they had no choice. They did everything they could and democracy is messy. We will know better, and we will vote like it.