There is no experience comparable to being 14 years old and on Vine during its infancy. Nothing will ever be as candid or funny. I imagine Vine to Millennials and Gen Z is like what Hands Across America was to Gen X and Baby Boomers.
With its history of brutal discrimination, not to mention the fact that Minneapolis cops haven’t been required to live in the precinct that they police since 1999, increasing law enforcement’s presence doesn’t seem like a move to strengthen community ties, but rather an effort to subjugate marginalized communities.
Details of Ansari and other public figures’ misconduct are important in the conversation of how to move forward as a culture.
“Salute to America” was a quasi-patriotic event meant to stir enthusiasm for the president’s re-election campaign. The added military angle and inclusion of military equipment exploits symbols of war to his advantage.
We are responsible for undoing the insurmountable damage of administrations and corporations. These institutions are treating climate change like it’s a check engine light when the car is already on fire.
If I want a historic UMN experience, I just toss twenty dollars to the front desk person at FloCo and they scream, “Bob Dylan did poppers in our bathroom.”
When discussing the proposed restrictions on abortion, “pro-choice” and “abortion rights” provide a limited framework for assessing the matter at large. Abortion accessibility is only a slice of the conversation surrounding reproductive health. Even the Roe v. Wade decision didn’t supply “choice” equally; under the current system of healthcare, “choice” is a reproductive luxury afforded to bodies in specific tax brackets.
Six mega-corporations–AT&T, Coca Cola, Eli Lilly, Walmart, Pfizer, and Aetna– have made contributions to politicians who are in favor of abortion bans. Many of them tout womens' empowerment at the same time.