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…

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.

A Statement in Support of Asian American communities

The Rights Stuff stands in solidarity with Asian American communities across the United States, in mourning of the recent hate crime that took place in Georgia, as well as the countless horrific acts of violence and murders towards Asian American communities that has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is clear that the violent incident…

The Latin American Refugee Crisis and the Cartagena Declaration

Four years ago,  immigration became front and center in American politics, specifically with then-candidate Trump’s portrayal of Mexican immigrants coming into the United States. Of course, not every American view Latin Americans as rapists or criminals, but the term “illegal immigrant” and those seeking asylum once they live in the United States tell what it…

On the Termination of Species: A Case for Biodiversity

As the planet grows to acknowledge the environmental issues of climate change and global warming, emphasis on the rising temperatures, sea levels, and weather impacts on human civilization have been at the forefront of raising awareness. If nothing else, the historical trend of mankind’s development has indicated our collective sense of self-importance, centering the issue…