Interestingly, previous Human Rights Day themes covered specific issues such as standing up for equality, justice, or youth standing up for human rights. This year’s theme has the words “Recover Better” emphasized, and this shows how the focus on the elevation of human rights gets dramatized in 2020.
- Vivian Chieh Only after recently watching the film Water by Deepa Mehta  was I aware of India’s untouchables. It took me 19 years to get my first exposure to untouchables in India. From this experience, I assume that I am not the only one among the billions of people who just learned about the untouchables, … Continue reading How does the caste system affect children?
As human beings, we tend to highly depend on our sense of sight. We are a visual species. This fundamentally leads to one of our most damaging yet extensive habits: judging a book by its cover. We unfortunately tend to form impressions of people merely based on their appearance. We scan an individual, examine their … Continue reading Are we lizards?