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This drop in Democratic optimism is almost as large as the 10-percent plummet in national happiness after the 2008 recession. Normally, happiness rarely moves more than a tenth of a point or two over month- or year-long intervals.
If there’s a dark cloud looming where they [CAIR] could be viewed as affiliated with a terrorist organization by the government, I think there’s a huge disincentive for people to approach them. This should concern us whether we’re talking about Muslims or any other minority.
Weakening CAIR in such a way would eliminate the first line of defense for many American Muslims against several policies proposed by Trump and members of the anti-Islam right, such as registering Muslims in databases, surveilling their mosques, or banning their entry into the country, McKenzie said.
Since democratization [of South Korea] in the late 1980s, Korean women have been participating in civil society and poiltics. In the 1990s, Korean [women] took off in their fight for equality and respect for human rights. Today, Korean society still perpetuates gender inequality through social and legal restrictions against women, but many young women have been pushing the boundaries and achieving positions of responsibility even in the military and in hospitals.