1. Good problems
While the United States experienced horrific police violence against people of color, the country came together to declare that it was unacceptable and that long-term changes should be made to navigate the police. That’s what the late Representative John Lewis (D-GA) called getting in “good trouble.” The kind of problems that make a difference and that can help change the world.
After George Floyd’s death was sent to the world in Minneapolis, investigations revealed systematic problems within the department. This led the city council to discuss the rebuilding of the entire department and the way police work is done in the city. Floyd̵
Broad conversations also began after an unarmed, naked man in Rochester, New York, strangled while having a clear mental health emergency. The police ministries confessed that they were often called in to handle such situations, for which they are clearly not trained.
As tensions rose between racist groups and Black Lives Matter, it became clear that the overwhelming number of Americans believe that it is a problem like must be addressed in police color communities.
Gianna Floyd, daughter of George Floyd, says “Daddy Changed The World”
2. Masks, disinfectants and shields
In the early days of the pandemic, President Donald Trump refused to implement the Defense Production Act to create more personal protective equipment for frontline health workers and first responders who tackled the COVID-19 crisis. Masks became scarce and doctors and nurses began to get sick.
Thousands of Americans stepped up to help. Stories flooded the news of families quarantining sewing stitches with extra barriers to secure workers. It also helped the unemployed who could sell masks on sites like Etsy, so that Americans could buy homemade masks instead of buying N95 masks that were badly needed in hospitals. Americans flocked to GoFundMe sites Donating all the money they could to help buy the equipment needed by the government was willing to acknowledge that it was a problem.
Face shields were also scary, but with 3D printers and enthusiastic students at Penn, a robotics team in New Mexico, faculty at five universities, DC artists and engineers, DC students, a Missouri student and teacher, isolated Chicagoans, and dozens of companies stepped up to help.
When it became clear that washing hands and keeping things sanitized was an important step in stopping the spread, distilleries across the country switched from making vodka, tequila and whiskey to making hand cleansers.
Amid the failures of Trump and his governments’ response, it was Americans who came together in a time of crisis to help each other. For every eligible person who freaked out about a mesh mandate in a grocery store, there were hundreds of home sewing masks to help.
Distillery switches to hand cleaning
While President Donald Trump would not say he was happy about it, the 2020 election got rid of the “Twitter president.” The best thing about the election other than the outcome, however, was that it set records. For generations, turnout has been anemic, with only sporadic outbursts of energy. This year was not just a blast, it was a tidal wave of participation, whether anyone will believe it or not.
While the Georgia Senate runoff will not be held until after the new year, it has already been shown to draw even more voters than the November election. Analysts believe that it is attributed to young people who were not older to vote in November, but who are now and will make their voices heard.
Perhaps the most memorable, however K-Pop fans made Donald Trump look like a fool.
Trump makes an epic disgrace after TikTok users and K-pop fans troll his Tulsa rally
4. American institutions held
It has been a stormy four years under President Donald Trump, but in his latest attack on US institutions, they seem to be holding up.
Despite appointing a number of judges across the country and to the US Supreme Court, the nominees refused to side-step the law to hand over the election to the president without proof. When Trump’s lawyers could not provide any, the cases were dismissed. The judiciary proved that when the executive falls to tyranny and the legislation to cowardice, it will defend US laws.
Supreme Court rejects Trump-backed lawsuit NBC Nightly News
5. Kamala Harris
The California senator is weeks away from being sworn in as the first female, first black, first Asian-American vice president ever. In the midst of Trump’s rage and threats to overthrow the election, remembering Kamala can certainly bring a smile to the face of American history.
We did it, @JoeBiden. https://t.co/oCgeylsjB4
– Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)1604769807.0
6. You can not be fired for being transsexual
While the face of the Supreme Court has now changed forever, while the great justice of Ruth Bader Ginsberg was still alive, the Supreme Court ruled in a historic 6-3 decision that Americans cannot be fired for their gender identity.
7. DACA stands
Another important Supreme Court decision was President Donald Trump’s attempt to destroy deferred action for childhood income. The program made it safe for young people who were taken to the United States as children to get out of the shadows and work or go to school without fear of deportation.
More and more states are legalizing marijuana. Although it may lead to more people embracing the high life, it has more begun a major conversation about non-violent drug addicts, especially people of color, imprisoned with ridiculous sentences. There is still a lot of work to be done, but prisoners like it support from Americans behind them. Most people are now aware that it is foolish to arrest for having a bag of pot in a state that now sells it legally, much less send them to jail for ten years or more.
The Ministry of Justice aims to release 6,000 non-violent drug offenders from prison
9. The earth had a good year
The positive thing about a work-from-home revolution and a massive unemployment crisis was a fall in carbon emissions. While this year they fell by a record seven percent, in 2021, they are likely to travel to the United States again. However, other countries have taken important steps as part of the Paris Agreement to reach zero emissions by the middle of the century. President-elect Joe Biden is likely to join the deal again, and if Democrats win in Georgia, there’s a chance a new era of clean energy could be on the horizon, with jobs coming.
Global carbon emissions will see a record fall in 2020
Due to the pandemic, several Americans have done so adopted pets the last year than ever in history. It’s actually one historical reduction in furry friends in animal shelters. Twenty percent of those who respond a Nielsen survey in July, they said they adopted one or more dogs or cats earlier this year, which is up from five percent last year.
Invaluable moments when animals realize that they are being adopted