• Human Rights Speak Tolerance One
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    Human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent. Human rights are what make us human. When we speak of the right to life, or development, or to dissent and diversity, we are speaking of tolerance. Tolerance will ensure all freedoms. Without it, we can be certain of none. The raging ethnic cleansing in Kosovo is an example of intolerance. The Serbians will not tolerate the Albanians at any cost. They are forcing them from their homes, turning the streets into killing fields. This civi...
  • Didn't Speak People Matthew Gay
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    One would think that the story of Matthew Shepard would bring people together over a tragic event. On the contrary, Matthew Shepard's death seemed to pull the nation apart, due to people's conflicting points of view. Should Matthew's heartbreaking death be seen as any other killing, or should everyone take it upon himself or herself to be responsible for what happened to Matthew? When reading the article "Blood on our Hands", I believe that the writer had a strong position about his argument. Ph...
  • Racism Genetics Didn't Speak
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    Racism: Genetics or A Fact of Life Racism... A word that means a lot of things to many people. To some, that word is the description of a way of life (or part of the genetic code) to others it is a repulsive term that represents closed-mindedness. In my own eyes, there are no Blacks, no Asians, and no Hispanics; there is only one race, and that race is HUMAN. No matter what our color or physical features may be, it all boils down to the fact that we are all HUMAN. This is yet another concept tha...
  • Apathy Part Of Human
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    Apathy "Science may have found a cure for most evils: but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all-the apathy of human beings." Some might think that when Helen Keller spoke those words, she was talking of some exotic disease that affects people in the slums. Or that she was speaking of an abnormality that can be found only in the mentally unstable. Those who believe those falsehoods are truly mistaken. She was not talking of a disease or a problem that affects only one group of people, ...