Child Labour: Mica Mining in India

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As explained in this video, Mica is a mineral essential to modern life. It is used in makeup, electronics, insulation, technology, paint, and even toothpaste. Globally, the mica industry is worth over half a billion dollars, and India is at its center with the world’s largest and highest quality reserves of mica. The majority can…

How Come Human Rights Don’t Matter When it Comes to Uyghur Muslims?

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On September 18th, our feeds were almost entirely concentrated on one topic, human rights and the genocide occurring in China against Uyghur Muslims. The Uyghur, Hui, Kazakh, and much more Muslim minority groups within China and their placement in what the Chinese government is calling “re-education camps,” or more commonly known as concentration camps; Making…

Women in Islam

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When you read this title, what comes to mind? Is it something nebulous? One part confusion, one part oppression? Is the image in your head defined by headscarves or angry husbands or a lack of opportunity? How much do you truly know about the status and the voice of a woman in Islam? Allow me…

Mental Health Stigmas in Minority Communities

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Mental health is an incredibly multifaceted and complex topic. There have been strides made towards increasing our knowledge surrounding mental health as well as awareness regarding mental illnesses. We have access to a wide variety of sources that allow us to both learn about mental health and access the services we may need. Despite this…

The Rise of Fetishization of East Asian Women in North America

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  A series exploring how the rise of fetishization of East Asian culture, specifically in terms of appropriation and stereotyping, across mainstream media and within Western civilizations has impacted the modern Asian American’s experiences. When considering the audience, it’s no surprise that many within the white majority of North America, lack the necessary education when…