Shavez Rosenthal

How Does Barack Obama's $4 Trillion Dollar Plan Affect You? 2

How Does Barack Obama’s $4 Trillion Dollar Plan Affect You?

As of today, President Barack Obama has proposed a 4 trillion dollar budget that will be sent to Congress for approval. For most people, this is just boring, government procedure; however, paying close attention to a federal budget can really tell us a lot about where our nation’s values lie. If not that, the budget will …

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What is Radical Thinking in the 21st Century? 3

What is Radical Thinking in the 21st Century?

A few weeks ago, I made a Facebook post pertaining to a hypothetical situation in which I had a monopoly over U.S. legislation. In that post, I made propositions advocating for the termination of all prisons, legalization of all drugs, and free education for all. Immediately after posting this, I had many convoluted responses. I had a few …

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Why Daniel Snyder's Refusal Proves that Nothing's Changed

Why Daniel Snyder’s Refusal Proves that Nothing’s Changed

In the midst of Stephen A. Smith’s perceived misogynistic comments and Michael Sam’s coming out as the first openly gay football player, one story has been relatively quiet. This story, of course, is Daniel Snyder’s (Washington Redskins Owner) refusal to change the name of the Washington Redskins. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, Redskin is defined as an …

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A couple of days ago, I was having lunch with a friend. We were having an intellectually stimulating conversation with topics that ranged from hip-hop to social caste systems to history. Definitely learned alot from that conversation. In the midst of discussing the tendencies of Pakistan Culture (her culture of origin), she begin to describe …

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The Plight of the African American 1

The Plight of the African American

African Americans are presented with poor conditions that are due to their mistreatment through exploitation and discrimination. They are segregated in impoverished communities called ghettos or slums. In these impoverished areas, they are convicted of crimes, denied jobs, and stigmatized. Because of this mistreatment, many poor conditions and disadvantages are created in the African American …

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