Young warriors of change
There’s so much hope in the youth. In times when many “young once” have seemingly lost hope in the young ones because of the latter’s perceived self-entitlement, here come Chelsea Uy and Isabela “Seve” Reyes, both 17 years old, giving their most ambitious take to make a change through “Lacuna.”Lacuna is a youth-run, non-profit organization that aims “to close the gap of social inequity in the Philippines, while tackling the most prevalent issues of today’s society.”“Lacuna means ‘an unfilled space or interval, a gap,’” explains Chelsea, who adds that to bankroll their organization’s initial pr...
Commentary: Crises highlight racial inequity
If there is any blessing in the medical and financial crises brought about by COVID-19, it is the light they’ve shone on our tragic economic inequality. And the United States’ bold reckoning with race has broadened the meaning of that inequality and heightened the urgency to confront it.Low-income and Black, Latinx and Native Americans are more likely than wealthy whites to contract coronavirus, more likely to die from it and more likely to lose a job due to the recession. Meanwhile, U.S. billionaires — overwhelmingly white and male — have seen their fortunes swell by more than $700 billion du...
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