In 2006, a high school student in Arlington, Texas named Amber Wyatt reported that she had been raped by two classmates. Authorities failed to help her and she was ostracized by her community. Twelve years later, Wyatt’s case remains unresolved, a troubling reminder that justice doesn’t always find a way.
“For the past two centuries, degrading visual caricatures of black figures — particularly women of African descent — have played a powerful role in shaping debates about slavery, race and citizenship.”
George Conway has become one of Trump’s most vocal critics. Kellyanne Conway finds her husband’s viral tweets criticizing the president disrespectful. The couple still manage to live together in their $7.7 million home in Washington D.C. and relax at their beach house on the Jersey Shore.
Gillette, Wyoming is a place where “the high school yearbook devoted four pages to ‘Hunting: No Greater Sport,'” a local club funds “college scholarships by raffling off AR-15s,” and popular slogans include, “Welcome to Wyoming: Consider Everyone Armed.” Mariah Engdahl, age 16 — a girl surrounded by gun enthusiasts in her family and in her boom-and-bust community — educated herself on gun laws in Wyoming and, as a one-teen protest on gun control, delivered a speech to the Campbell County school board in a bid to avoid arming teachers in her county’s schools.
How an 85-year-old Chinese man — desperate for human interaction — put himself up for adoption by taping a note to a bus shelter in his neighborhood.
How a bid for freedom from government oppression in Syria ended in torture — both physical torture, and for one young mother, the anguish of not knowing whether her husband is dead or alive.
Medical innovations, India’s preference for male heirs, and China’s one-child policy have created an irreparable gender disparity in the world’s two biggest countries, where men outnumber women by 70 million. Many Chinese men have started buying brides from countries such as Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia. The imbalance has also led to an increase in prostitution, human trafficking and violence against women, but in some Indian villages, women have started fighting for equal rights.
The Mississippi is the second longest river in the United States. Unfortunately, the aging levees, locks and dams that make life and industry possible have degenerated, and no one seems able to initiate improvements.
A tourist who stays exclusively at Trump properties around the world experiences opulence, pointless exclusivity and a clear vision of American mediocrity. Writer Jason Wilson made this global journey so we don’t have to. Unfortunately, we’re all living it already.