Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice

By: Gabriela Yareliz Today‚Äôs Hispanic Heritage Month feature is Sonia Maria Sotomayor, the first Hispanic woman (Puerto Rican!) to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. Justice Sotomayor came from humble beginnings in the Bronx, and she honored the sacrifices made by her hard-working mother by taking and making every opportunity thatContinue reading “Sonia Sotomayor: Our Justice”

The Abolition of Man

Thoughts by: Gabriela Yareliz, based on The Abolition of Man (all quotes are from the book, unless otherwise specified). There was a hypothetical presented at a meeting. The hypo: A person commits a crime and is arrested. What are possible solutions to this, was essentially the question posed to the group. The serious suggestions offeredContinue reading “The Abolition of Man”

Truth Commission

By: Gabriela Yareliz In my study of human rights, few things fascinated me as much as truth commissions, also known as reconciliation commissions. They are known as commissions (and essentially tribunals) that look at and investigate wrongdoing by governments and individual actors in situations like civil wars, genocide and mass atrocities. To be honest, oftenContinue reading “Truth Commission”

India gang rape

By: Gabriela Yareliz I just heard on NPR that the ring leader of the gang rape was found dead, he hung himself, in his jail cell. This is infuriating. Weak. So weak. Way to take the easy way out. India’s justice system needs to get it together. Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/asia/suspect-in-india-gang-rape-found-dead-in-jail.html?_r=0

The power of a dream

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thank you Martin Luther King Jr. for dreaming. Thank you activists for marching. Thank you minorities for boycotting. Thank you God creating us for equal. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.Continue reading “The power of a dream”

An important message

Political opinion brought to you by: Gabriela Yareliz Riots. That’s all you see worldwide. Riots for the economy; riots against wallstreet; riots against political leaders; riots for and against a coach who failed to do something about a child being abused- riots. These riots no longer look peaceful. Revolutions are ruining countries. Remember Egypt? AreContinue reading “An important message”