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 Debunking Common Myths that the Media Spreads about Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking is often falsely portrayed by the media as something glamorous or entertaining. Movies and songs portray human trafficking as something unrealistic, involving gangs, mafias, etc. Many influential news sites focus on few trafficking cases, making human trafficking seem rare. At first, the media’s misrepresentation of human trafficking may seem harmless, but it isn’t. The media’s misrepresentation…

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Human Trafficking: An Analysis

Between the COVID-19 pandemic, prolonged wildfires, flaring international tensions, and a number of other tragedies, 2020 was one of the most tumultuous years in recent memory for people of all nations. But in the United States, national attention was consistently captured by the quadrennial presidential elections. Like the rest of 2020, the American presidential elections were unusually turbulent with various…

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 How Covid-19 is Affecting Human Trafficking 

  With all the events happening in the world right now, the world is too occupied to notice things that are happening in the shadows. Trafficking has now become an invisible crime because of the limits the pandemic has set up. Traffickers are coming up with more creative ways to exploit their victims with the advantages they have in their…

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How the media misrepresents human trafficking

For the most part, people understand that what we see on TV isn’t true. Many may criticize false and dramatized portrayals of human trafficking, such as what is seen in movies like Taken or 365 Days, but viewers rarely take these as completely factual. While these portrayals can spread misconceptions and biases, they can often be refuted by more trustworthy…

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Washington’s New Sex Education Plan Explained

In the recent November election, Washington voters approved Referendum-90, which means that Senate Bill 5395 can take effect, and Washington public schools will now be mandated to provide comprehensive sexual education to their students. This bill has created a lot of controversy among Washington voters, and it seems like some of this controversy might be rooted in a lack of…

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Save Children of Color

  Like many in the Southern parts of the United States, Haleigh Reed, a mother, and member of a small-town community, found herself drawn to the Save The Children movement. She went to protests, posted online, and heavily advocated.    Those who post and follow the Save The Children hashtag are seen as being color blind, while also having racially…

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The Loss of Innocence: From A Black Girl’s Perspective

  As the #MeToo movement continues to grow with more women coming out with their experiences of discrimination, molestation, and assault, the lack of conversation around racism and rape culture can often be seen in responses like, “Well, this isn’t about race. It’s about women” or “You’re a woman before your race.” These statements negate rape culture’s actual problem: that…

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Using Social Media to Create Social Change

My Experience on Social Media We live in a world that is driven by social media. Growing up with the presence of the media has been proven to increase the prevalence of mental-health issues–especially in teenagers. Within the past few months, there has been a noticeable soar in the fight for racial equality. This has only been intensified with the…

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