We have received so many heart-felt messages asking what people can do to make sure human rights are supported in the chaos of this Trump era. All over the country, people are beginning to participate in the political process. A roar of dissent has gathered, and it grows. We are not powerless against what Cornel West has called the "neofascist state." When the people are … [Read more...] about Activism in the Neofascist Era #WhatWeCanDo by @raindawgtao
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#SaturdaySchool started as a weekly hashtag chat about academics and rights-based issues — but it’s more than that. It’s an idea about protesting misinformation that is funded by corporate media and perpetuated by ignorance. #SaturdaySchool is a weekly digital teach-in intended to cross social media platforms. It doesn’t even have to happen on Saturday. A teach-in is a kind of protest that involves boycotting a previous behavior to learn and teach. That’s what #SaturdaySchool is all about.
Media representations of crime in the USA drive not only public perceptions about crime but public policy, as well. For this reason, it is essential that media representations not be biased against any particular groups, especially on the basis of race or gender. Today, #SaturdaySchool evaluates the fairness of media representations of crime and surveys the role of the media in … [Read more...] about Is the Criminal Justice System Just? #SoJustCrime by @raindawgtao
Every sovereign state has the right to regulate its borders. However, the U.S. government, in recent years, has turned from regulation to criminalization, with regard to its southern border with Mexico. The mass criminalization of border-crossing has led to explosive budgets, along with violations of international law and of human rights. Moreover, such criminalization has not … [Read more...] about Borders and Social Justice #SoJustBorders by @raindawgtao
Although the struggle for labor rights has been going on for a very long time, many people aren't very familiar with what these rights are and what they mean for us. Just to be clear, human rights are rights that belong to all humans, regardless of nationality, sex, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, ideology, etc. Civil rights are the rights that accompany citizens of a … [Read more...] about A Labor Rights Primer
Making and seeing strong arguments is crucial to democratic governments, human rights advances, and in sustainable development. Finding and confronting problematic evidence, faulty arguments, and logical fallacies helps us confront obstacles to political and social change. Learning and teaching critical thinking skills is an essential and ongoing foundation of social justice … [Read more...] about Making And Seeing Strong Arguments