Too Little, Too Late

Cut off from access to the best hospitals, the best medical resources, and government support for remote indigenous communities in Canada. As governments around the world scrambled to act to protect their interests and their citizens as the severity of COVID-19 first became apparent, historically marginalized communities needs were disregarded. The indigenous people of Canada…

Undocumented Labor: A System Built to Exploit

After repeatedly telling her that her undocumented status offered her no rights in this country, he proposed her an ultimatum: either she accept his sexual advances or he would report her undocumented status and have her fired. Such is the story of Josefina Guerrero, who in 2010, became one of the many victims of exploitation…

Psychological Nationalism, Historical Discourse, and the Far-Right

In 2017, the attempted separation of Catalonia shattered Spanish national consciousness. Although independence is central to Catalonian politics, Spain has long suppressed the question of Catalonia’s status. Thus, when Catalonia declared full separation in 2017,  many Spaniards faced a nationalist psychological crisis and turned to the far-right. The mythically united Spain they’d learned about was…

Chronic Absenteeism on the Rise in U.S Schools During the Pandemic

It’s been nearly a year since the start of the pandemic. The world has had to adapt to the startling emergence of COVID-19 and its crippling effects. One significant consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the changes made to education: students at all levels have had their education negatively affected by the pandemic. The…

Slavery Is Not Dead: Remaining Hurdles to Abolishing Slavery in Mauritania

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights ostensibly eradicated slavery from the world in 1948 — and yet, slavery continues to abound in Mauritania, where large swaths of the Haratine minority are enslaved by the Arab-Berber majority.   According to recent estimates, nearly twenty percent of the local population — one out of every two Haratines —…

Democracy: a Possible Death Route in Laos

The disappearance of the LSMD student activists and Sombath Somphone highlight the horrific reality that voicing one’s opinion in Laos can amount to a death sentence.