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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

The Rebranding of Suffering Into Feel-Good Stories

If you aren’t familiar with the premise of Undercover Boss, it’s where executives or owners of corporations go work at the “low-level” jobs of the businesses they own. They meet with employees that all have sad backstories and/or financial troubles whilst wearing a disguise to conceal their identity. They then reveal who they actually are […]

You Are Your Politics

Jeremy Bishop — Unsplash “I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.” — Thomas Jefferson to William Hamilton on April 22, 1800 After the 2016 election, social media was akin to the desert wasteland from Mad Max- a hostile, apocalyptic environment, and every man is for […]