In a perfectly meritocratic state, each role would be filled by the person most qualified to fill it regardless of factors such as social background, gender, or race. On the surface, this system seems ideal. However, there has been some backlash to the idea of evaluating people based on talent or accomplishments in recent years.
Instead of focusing on the percentage of a demographic group in a given context, we need to focus on the barriers that the group faces. Our work is done when all those barriers are removed, not when quotas artificially increase representation.
Mass protests flooded the streets of Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, in response to the so-called “Foreign Influence” bill on March 7. The ruling Georgian Dream party passed the initial reading of the draft law, triggering clashes between protesters and law enforcement.
Havana syndrome has no proven cause, no consensus on how it is transmitted and no precise symptoms. This illness first appeared in 2016, two years after the reestablishment of relations between the United States and Cuba. Diplomats and U.S. officials in Cuba started to experience a range of conditions such as dizziness, fatigue, nausea, anxiety, severe headache and memory loss.