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Dáil Debates, Environment, International

Features, International

by Jamison Maeda

On any given day when you turn on your television or the radio in your car, you might hear about a fatal shooting in the US.

On July 17 a gunman shot seven people in Tennessee. Five of them, all members of the military, died from their injuries. On June 17 a gunman killed nine people at a black church in South Carolina. Eighty-two people were shot over the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Chicago alone.
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Crisis in Greece

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2015
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Dáil Debates, Features, International

Features, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

Police brutality in the United States is not a secret. The names of black men and black children killed by police officers are known around the world. Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and more. Black Americans are taking to social media and to the streets to protest police brutality, racism, and white privilege. The majority of Americans no longer tolerate injustice and inequality that were once accepted as a cultural norm.

But as the United States continues to struggle with racism and privilege, and mainstream media amplifies tensions between “Black America” and “White America,” Native American issues are once again forgotten.

There are more than 5 million Native Americans in the United States, and over 1 million Aboriginal people in Canada. Unfortunately, their struggles rarely make headlines, and few non-Native people are aware of the severity of their strife.
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