As the COVID recession freed us from the doctrine of fiscal restraint, other lessons for the climate crisis that we might have taken from the pandemic were disregarded.
In the same way, we craft our own perspective, rejecting the medical model to reframe disability as a socio-cultural identity where members have shared history, customs, and experience while remaining distinctive in the challenges faced at their own crossroads between intersectional identities
Ranked choice voting may be the solution that America needs to lessen the partisan divide and ensure that voters’ voices are heard.
Even at a glance, their resemblance is unmistakable—in the science they require, in the disruption they threaten, in the borders they mock, in the racial and economic distribution of their burdens. And to those willing to look closer, climate change and SARS-CoV-2 reveal yet more alarming structural and ecological similarities.
The overwhelming presence of dark money and massive contributions by corporations and the wealthy in modern electoral politics dilutes the influence of the masses and magnifies the influence of the few.
I was no longer in the cure-finding business but instead hard at work figuring out how to live a fulfilled life under altered circumstances. For those who have never made this transition: it is a forceful, sometimes internally violent, act of re-definition.
Confining the extensive Civil Rights Movement to a single decade and to the adapted legends of two individuals creates a misleading narrative that remains rooted in the South, focused on non-economic issues, and as one that does not address institutional racism.
Georgia turned blue for the first time since 1992, and we have one group to thank: Black women and grassroots activists whose advocacy has proven the efficacy of working towards progress on the local level.