Monthly Archives: September 2013

“Corrective Rape” in South Africa

By: Ibitola Adesuyi South Africa is familiar to most because of its anti-apartheid movement, the fight for equality between South Africa’s different races. But unbeknownst to many, South Africa is the fifth country in the world to legalize gay marriage. [a] Unfortunately, that did not improve the lot of homosexuals in South Africa. South Africa […]

Albinism in Zimbabwe

By: Ibitola Adesuyi   Albinism is a genetic condition that affects 1 in 17,000 people in the world. [a] In Zimbabwe, it is estimated that there are about 14 to 17,000 albinos in residence, though there are no definite statistics on albinos because of their exclusion from society. [b] Albinism is a result of a […]

Why the U.S. Will Not Intervene Militarily in Syria

By: Nicole Goetz    In 2011, President Obama announced his administration’s “pivot” towards the Pacific. As the last of the U.S. troops left Iraq in 2011 and with the scheduled withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan for 2014, it was only logical that the U.S. focused its time and energy elsewhere. However, the year of 2011, […]

Fair is Beautiful and “Dark is Beautiful” Too

By: Alexis Jung Suh   In countries around the world, skin color is often associated with success, intelligence and even personality. Mainstream Indian culture propagates the myth that skin fairness is necessary to become powerful and wealthy. Due to this absurd belief, the skin-whitening cream market is worth nearly half a billion dollars in India […]

Al-Qaeda Threats Add Fuel to Security vs. Privacy Debate

By: Bryan Reines   On August 4, 2013 the Obama administration temporarily closed 19 embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East and Africa, and issued a travel alert to Americans in those regions.1 This reaction came after information gathered by the National Security Agency (NSA) hinted at a possible Al-Qaeda threat.  As of today all […]


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