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The Misconception of Equality of Outcome and Equality of Opportunity

The political theory of equality of outcome is the idea that society should be structured in a way where everyone approximately has the same material wealth and income. Material inequalities between individuals are, therefore, reduced. But, this is not limited to wealth or income. Equal representation in every occupation between individuals of different races and genders are included in this concept. The central idea is that everyone should be equal in all aspects to constitute a fair and ethical society.

Now I think most people can agree that this sounds…

Senators from both sides of the political aisle, such as Marco Rubio, Ben Cardin, and Jeff Merkley have declared that China’s Communist Party is committing genocide against Uyghur and other Turkic-speaking Muslims. This is after it has been reported that an estimated 1.8 million Turkic Muslims, mostly Uyghurs, are detained in internment camps.

These detention camps are to “reeducate” and as the Chinese ruler Xi Jinping stated to “make a shared awareness of Chinese nationhood take root deep in the soul” of the Uyghur and other Muslim minorities.

According to stories from those who have been placed in these camps

Should We Praise Obese Celebrities?

In the past, dangerously skinny celebrities such as Linsey Lohan and Kate Moss were considered to have the “ideal” body, and women all over America wanted to know how they achieved their thin figure. Yet, Moss had admitted to not eating much because of her busy schedule, and Lohan had gotten treatment for bulimia.

Thankfully, with the body-positive movement, Hollywood can’t get away with restricting beauty to “heroin chic” or being a size 4 without any criticism.

However, with the body-positivity movement, we are applauding those at the other end of the body weight spectrum…

K-Pop, an abbreviation for Korean pop music, has skyrocketed in the music industry worldwide. South Korea experienced a 17.9% increase in revenue growth and ranked at number 6 among the top 10 music markets worldwide.

This has to do with the sales of K-Pop music sold in the United States. Popular K-Pop bands such as EXO, BLACKPINK, and BTS have become popular in the music industry in the United States. For example, BTS became the second most-streamed group on Spotify. There album Love Yourself: Tear charted at number 14 with 212,953 album sales, while Love Yourself: Answer reached number 18…

Why Trump’s Impeachment Will Hurt Democrats This Election

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump after nearly ten hours of debate on whether he violated the constitution. Trump was accused of soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 election to help his re-election bid. He was also was accused of withholding military aid and an invitation to the White House to influence Ukraine into announcing investigations into Trump’s political rivals. Trump will face trial in the Senate at the beginning of 2020 for abuse of power and obstructing Congress.

Considering the state the country has been since he…

And Why They are so Influential

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck and Psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson are both influential public figures than had gained popularity on YouTube and created an empire for themselves. With his business advice on Youtube, long-form lectures about entrepreneurship, and web series #AskGaryVee, Vaynerchuk earned 2.45 million subscribers on YouTube and 7.3 million followers on Instagram. Dr. Peterson has 1.1 millions followers on Instagram and 2.42 million followers on YouTube, where he posts all sorts of videos of his psychology class, debates, lectures and long-formed discussions.

Both are obviously highly successful men who are influencing people from all…

Is Rap Music Responsible for Juice WRLD’s Death? if not, Then Who is to Blame?

On December 8th, 2019, rapper Juice WRLD was announced dead after he suffered a seizure on a private plane. It has been reported that he took several Percocet pills, afraid of being caught by federal officers before jumping on a private plane he took from L.A to Chicago. The rapper was given a shot of Narcan, which is used to reverse the effects of opioid addiction. Police in Chicago also reported having found 70 pounds of marijuana and several guns on the plane. …

Should Females Suffer the Consequence of Males Irrationality?

Though it is often stated by journalists and environmental activists that 70 percent of the world’s poor are women, there has been no evidence of this. Not only has there been no evidence of the 70/30 ratio, it is statistically implausible. The imbalance of measuring the female to male ratio separately to provide evidence for the 70/30 theory, makes it challenging to stand behind. When given conservative estimates of the feminization of poverty in undeveloped countries, men had always been proven to be poorer than females.

However, that does not mean that…

My Birthday is in a Few Days and I am Terrified

Last month, my mother was cutting carrots to put in a Yemeni soup made up of other vegetables such as potatoes and zucchini with sliced chicken on top of a sea of spices, such as paprika and curry. I was also there, sitting on the seat of the kitchen table and scrolled through my phone to check my emails.
I received an email from a law school in Boston asking me to visit their open house that week. …

Social media platforms have given creative people such as photographers, writers, comedians, artists, and others ways to express themselves without having to leave their homes. Today, they are given the opportunity to make a business with their passions and dreams. However, these social media networks are not just portfolios posted online, but platforms that connect users from all over the world to share their artwork and impact the world. With their artistic visions, creators redefine what we think of a normal and the ways we interpret the planet we live on. …

Safa Saleh

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