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Injustice Article.

While watching the documentary, 13th, I felt overwhelming waves of sadness, frustration, and fatigue. It quickly became evident to me that as people, our torrid love affair with the criminal justice system was something continuous to this day. To this day, discrimination, criminalization, and dehumanization are tools still being regularly perpetuated by law officials, lawmakers, policemen, civilians and so many others with or without juridical influence. The face of injustice within the legal system rears its ugly head over and over again, with several masks that promise safety and order. Time and time again, we welcome this sly monster in with its dubious aliases such as “war on crime”, “war on terror”, and so on. We let its friends “police brutality” “minimum sentencing” and “overpriced bail bonds” hang around due to its empty promises of ensuring protection. What we fail to notice, over and over again, is that few are protected, while far too many are denied of their basic human rights.

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Can We All Be Thankful.

While watching the documentary, 13th, I felt overwhelming waves of sadness, frustration, and fatigue. It quickly became evident to me that as people, our torrid love affair with the criminal justice system was something continuous to this day. To this day, discrimination, criminalization, and dehumanization are tools still being regularly perpetuated by law officials, lawmakers, policemen, civilians and so many others with or without juridical influence. The face of injustice within the legal system rears its ugly head over and over again, with several masks that promise safety and order. Time and time again, we welcome this sly monster in with its dubious aliases such as “war on crime”, “war on terror”, and so on. We let its friends “police brutality” “minimum sentencing” and “overpriced bail bonds” hang around due to its empty promises of ensuring protection. What we fail to notice, over and over again, is that few are protected, while far too many are denied of their basic human rights.

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Mental Health Awareness

Sat down at the coffee shop with a friend, talking about how much the world has evolved in the past 10 years. We talked about sports, things happening in our society, career goals, the invention and up rise of social media, technology and how it’s been easy to adapt with these new inventions. One topic we didn’t clearly want to talk about was mental health, even though a mutual friend had gone through that recently. We finally broke the ice on that and agreed that we could’ve done better to notice it, as he slowly withdrew from us. That is the problem with our society, no one wants to talk about mental health openly. This leads to people suffering in silence because of various fears, one being not to be seen as an outcast.

So, let’s talk mental health. This is an invisible ailment that if left abandoned can lead to life-long difficulties and can interfere with one’s independence in life.

According to the world health organization, one in four people in the world are affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. This is a scary fact, I believe a concerted education campaign to increase mental health awareness should be implemented. Today, more youths are affected by mental health or disorder than ever before. The next generation should be educated early about mental illness and how to recognize and seek help when problems first start.

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