I Went To a Trump Rally Pretending To Be a Supporter: Here’s What Happened

The atmosphere in that arena triggered my black fight-or-flight response. You know what sounds like a good idea for black history month? Going to a Trump rally. My dad was the one who initially suggested that we go. I wasn’t interested at first, but going presented a unique opportunity. You see, like many leftists and […]

“Stop and Frisk” Cannot Be Apologized For

“Stop and Frisk” cannot be explained away by Mike Bloomberg as an ‘oops, my bad’, here’s why. On February 13, 2020, Michael Bloomberg issued an ‘apology’ for “Stop-and-Frisk” saying: “There is one aspect of approach that I deeply regret, the abuse of police practice called stop and frisk. I defended it, looking back, for too long because […]

Federal Education Reform Needs To Include Race

Unsplash — moren hsu If America were a tree, white supremacy would be its roots. Source — Blogspot It is going to take multiple waves of different solutions to eradicate the problem of white supremacy in America. We can have laws that remedy the effects of white supremacy all day, but changing the social outlook as […]

The Reason You Hate Fat People Isn’t Because You Care About Their Health

Unsplash — Siora Photography Fat people simply existing in this world does not mean they are advocating or promoting anything; let’s start there This problem goes beyond Lizzo.  This is a problem of how fat-shaming, body-shaming, and faux-health concern are rooted in our culture. One of the core issues here is automatically equating thinness to health. […]

Donald Trump Was Full of Sh*t In His State of the Union Address

Unsplash — Annie Spratt I’ve been writing about my distaste for Donald J. Trump since I was 15 years old, just in covering the basics of his racism, sexism, sexual assault allegations, and xenophobia, among other things. But watching his 2020 State of the Union address reignited the intense irritation I’ve always felt towards his political […]

Nancy Pelosi’s Faux Outrage

I wouldn’t have a problem with these displays of distaste towards Trump if they felt like more than “memable” moments. She ripped up a speech- big woop. She clapped in a weird way. Okay. White “liberal” politicians have to do the absolute bare minimum to be seen as “owning” Trump. Are we forgetting Pelosi’s voting […]

Pen To Paper

Unsplash — @aaronburden Writing is all about an escape, Something is enticing and intoxicating about a world you can reshape. Being drawn to the realm of fiction, Is to revel in universes that have no restrictions. I didn’t realize this when I was young, however, I didn’t see myself as being that clever. I buried my nose into […]

Don’t Forget: The FBI Wanted Martin Luther King Jr. To Kill Himself

Photo Source: BBC Radio 4 Today at 4:01 am PST, the FBI’s official Twitter account posted a tweet commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King JR. The same FBI that sent a letter to Dr. King while he was alive trying to convince him to kill himself? That FBI? Source: New York Times […]

The Chronicles of Dating-App Fatigue

Unsplash — Pratik Gupta Swipe right. Swipe left. Swipe left. Swipe rig– no, swipe left. Swipe right. Swipe left. Swipe right. Swipe left. Swipe right. Swipe right. We’ve all been there. Stuck in the endless vortex of swiping on one of the big three: Tinder, OkCupid, or Bumble. No beginning, no end, there is only swiping. Unsplash — Brooke Cagle […]

Beauty and the Blackfishing

Isabell Winter — Unsplash They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. That’s a bold-faced lie. A few days ago, I saw a bunch of people posting a picture of some random woman on Twitter, saying she was doing blackface. Before you open images on Twitter, you only see the top half. So all I saw […]