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“Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

International Human Rights Day, December 10

Human rights are “commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being.” Human rights are thus conceived as universal (applicable everywhere) and egalitarian (the same for everyone). These rights may exist as natural rights or as legal rights, in local, regional, national, and international law. The doctrine of human rights in international practice, within international law, global and regional institutions, in the policies of states and in the activities of non-governmental organizations, has been a cornerstone of public policy around the world. The idea of human rights states, “if the public discourse of peacetime global society can be said to have a common moral language, it is that of human rights.” Despite this, the strong claims made by the doctrine of human rights continue to provoke considerable skepticism and debates about the content, nature and justifications of human rights to this day. Indeed, the question of what is meant by a “right” is itself controversial and the subject of continued philosophical debate. Read the rest of this entry »

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History Beckons to Asian Americans!

History often calls upon noble individuals in a special situation to do more. Time is now for us, the Asian Americans and Muslim American, to answer this call. As we all know, he who wins Florida or Ohio will be our next President.

While the nation’s AAPI population grew at a rate of 46 percent between 2000 and 2010, faster than any racial group, the Floridian AAPI community grew at a rate of 72 percent to over half of a million people. AAPI voters have also grown 28% to 193,821 from 151,016 in 2008. The Floridian AAPI vote is on track to become the margin of victory in this year’s election. According to a recent report by Lake Research Partners, nearly 90 percent of AAPIs in Florida are planning to vote. This could mean a record turnout for the AAPI community in this year’s elections. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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