SocialJustice

  • Health

    Understanding the Impact of When They See Us

    Shedding Light on Racial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System “When They See Us,” a Netflix limited series created by Ava DuVernay, tells the story of five black and brown teenagers who were falsely accused and convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. The series sheds light on the systemic racial injustices that…

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  • Is Weed Legal in New York?

    The History of Weed Legalization in New York New York has a long and complicated history with cannabis. In the early 20th century, the state was one of the first to criminalize marijuana, passing laws in 1914 that made possession and sale of the drug illegal. However, in recent years, there has been a growing movement to legalize cannabis for…

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  • Lifestyle

    When Was Gay Marriage Legalized in the US?

    Historical Context: The Fight for Marriage Equality The struggle for marriage equality for same-sex couples in the United States dates back decades, with numerous legal and political battles fought along the way. In the early 1990s, a few brave couples began to challenge discriminatory laws and fight for recognition of their relationships. One of the earliest and most prominent cases…

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  • Lifestyle

    What Religion Was Jesus?

    The Historical Context of Jesus’ Time Jesus lived in the first century CE, in what is now known as the Middle East. He was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth, a small town in Galilee. At the time of his birth, the region was under Roman rule, and the Jewish people were subject to Roman law and taxation. The…

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