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Bernie Says He's “Proud To Stand” with Hillary
Bernie Sanders, progressive millennial hero and America’s favorite grandpa, officially endorsed his longtime frenemy Hillary Clinton. "Let me begin by thanking the 13 million Americans who voted for me during the Democratic primaries," he said, before eventually congratulating Clinton on her victory. “She will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything
I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States.” They
even hugged, so you know it's real.
RBG Is Probably Not Voting For Trump
Bernie may have come around to Hillary, but now there’s a new feud to fill the
void. (There’s never not!) Last week, Ruth Bader Ginsburg told the New York Times,
“I can’t imagine what this place would be—I can’t imagine what the country would
be—with Donald Trump as our president.” The only problem? Justices are supposed
to be bipartisan when it comes to elections. That’s kind of their thing. Trump,
for his part, believes it’s “highly inappropriate” that she expressed her views.
But the Notorious R.B.G. isn’t backing down. Just yesterday,
she called him a faker on CNN.
Working Women Aren’t More Sensitive Than Dudes
There’s a persistent misconception that women can’t handle stress as capably as
men, particularly when it comes to the workplace. They say women are too emotional.
(Tell that to Britain’s next
female Prime Minister.) There’s obviously no truth to it, and now thanks to some scientists at Indiana
University, we know that
men and women deal with gender-related stress and office exclusion the exact same way. Research shows that women feel just as isolated trying to fit into a boy’s club
office as a man attempting to assimilate in female-dominated professions. With
that myth successfully debunked, maybe we can finally make workplace equality a
Independence Is Overrated, According to Millennials
The world has always had bad. But these days, all of the bad is on a stage for everyone to watch, instantly. And just because we’re all watching the show doesn’t mean that we all understand it. Some people—even those in high positions, those who had the opportunity to pursue a great education—are blind. Some people are watching but not seeing; they're hearing but not listening.
Philando Castille was shot and killed right next to his fiance and her daughter in his own car two days after Alton Sterling was tackled, shot, and killed at a convenience store. Imagine being a witness, the recorder, the owner of the store, the child in the backseat, the woman promised to a man who was then shot right in front of her, the son and mother without a father and husband, the best friend.
All week on CNN, there’s been talk of the murders of these two men and what it means for America. A lot of people think it's just a societal problem. A couple of commentators on CNN, including former NYPD detective Harry Houck, believe that the reason black people see more police brutality is because minorities are more crime-prone. Some people think the problem would be fixed by more government control or changes
in the system. Maybe that would help, but what people like Van Jones were trying
to get across is that the problem goes deeper than that. You can put laws in place,
but real change happens in the mind. "Change your thoughts, change the world,"
as they say.
Growing up, I knew that the world could be a scary place and that sometimes we
experience scary things. It’s been even worse these past few months. It’s very
easy to feel lost—just generally lost. On the outside, I’m not scared, but the
back of my head is ringing with anxiety. And I’m not alone. But young people in
particular can’t be scared of the future. Most of us have yet to build our lives
or accomplish our dreams. Still, it’s hard to know what to do with myself, especially
when every bump I hear and every person looking in my direction has me in panic
mode. Though people will still go out and still have fun, there’s a nervousness
in the air.
Maybe this is a call for action for the younger generations and for people who
need a purpose to find one. The world has seen tragedy before, but this time, everything
feels too close to home. So where do we go from here? All we can do is actively
spread goodness and positivity while taking action. How else can we fight hate
if not with love?
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