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American Airline Companies Still Refuse to Accommodate Disabled People

American Airline Companies Still Refuse to Accommodate Disabled People

Wheelchairs, the fifth limb—which airline companies repeatedly neglect and destroy.
Olivia Wahl December 5, 2021
As we get ready for Christmas break, many of us look forward to traveling. We do not worry about being re-disabled because an airline company didn’t properly handle our mobility device. Now imagine if you were one of the 14,500 people who in 2019 had their mobility device ruined, and you struggled to get the airline company to repair it without losing your freedom for months. If passed, current legislation could change this reality.
How 996 and Hustle Culture are Plaguing the Workforce

How 996 and Hustle Culture are Plaguing the Workforce

We need to re-evaluate our toxic glamorization of overworking; exploited workers only suffer from practices like China’s 996 culture and Silicon Valley’s hustle culture.
Terena Nguyen and Alice Kang December 5, 2021
Spanning from 9 am to 9 pm, six days a week, the simple abbreviation "996" conceals the harsh and demanding labor of the Chinese work schedule. Yet 996 isn't as foreign a concept as it may seem, reflected in the "hustle culture" prominent throughout the Silicon Valley and America.
Voices Unheard: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Voices Unheard: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The case of Gabby Petito reveals America's "missing white woman syndrome."
Anjali Sudan December 5, 2021
The case of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old vlogger from Wyoming, recently sparked concern across the country. The outpouring of attention that met Petito’s case highlighted the disparities in the treatment of missing women of color—particularly Indigenous women—and missing white women.
A Mayoral Move Into the Future

A Mayoral Move Into the Future

The mayoral election of Michelle Wu is a major step forward in the representation of minorities in America's political system.
Kriti Vamshidhar and Arushi Goyal December 5, 2021
Historically, white men have dominated politics not only in Boston but across the United States, even though they are not the majority of the population. Michelle Wu's victory in the Boston mayoral election is the first deviation from a two-centuries-old legacy of white, male mayors.
Eurocentrism in Beauty Standards

Eurocentrism in Beauty Standards

Young people of color continue to feel the effects of the deeply racist legacy of beauty standards.
Sanjana Bhupathi December 5, 2021
Whether you’re watching your favorite TV show or flicking through beauty commercials, chances are you’ve definitely noticed the lack of variety of representation in the people being depicted. One overlooked yet unfortunately common example of racism lies within our modern society’s concept of beauty standards. Beauty standards have a complicated legacy—one that singularly revolves around and celebrates Eurocentric features.
Pesticides: The Unaddressed Epidemic

Pesticides: The Unaddressed Epidemic

The usage of pesticides across California’s agricultural industry has left many farmworkers and their young children with chronic health issues.
Nicholas Corral and Anya Danes December 5, 2021
Cancer. ADHD. Autism. All of these life-changing diagnoses are health-related consequences of exposure to pesticides in the fields that farmworkers and their families face, with these being especially prevalent in their children.
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