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Divided states of America

Rational conversations about race, religion, sexuality and freedom of expression are virtually impossible today without someone being offended. Real debate can't be facilitated until those with hateful rhetoric are weeded out, and while they don't make up the majority of the population, they're the ones with the loudest voices.

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Flame, Nuts, West

Novelty campaigns, like those of Deez Nuts, Kayne West and Waka Flocka Flame, have emerged out of this period of cynicism and deep distrust for elected officials.

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Incarcerated Individuals offered Education

It is widely known that many college students pay their tuition with help from the government through grants. Prisoners seeking higher education should be allowed the same opportunity.   Without grant money many students wouldn’t be able to attend college. President Obama now wants to extend this favor to inmates ...

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Cultural Appropriation

Cultural appropriation is a prevalent issue that continues to rise in Hollywood and today’s pop culture; it is an issue that needs to be stopped because it promotes white privilege and leads to misrepresentation and racism.   Author Maisha Z. Johnson explained that cultural appropriation “Refers to a particular power ...

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Grants on lock

Prisoners should be allowed the PELL Grant extension President Obama has proposed. People who are incarcerated are given very few opportunities to prepare themselves for life after prison, and a college degree is one path to assist them in not returning to a life of crime and jail.

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