Why Being ‘Colorblind’ Makes You Racist

You can’t deny someone something that they actually are. “I don’t care if you’re black, white, purple, or green, I see everyone the same!” “When I see you, I don’t see you as black!” “I don’t see color!” “If we stopped making everything about race, then it’d go away!” Ah, colorblindness. No, not this type […]

White Apathy to Black Pain

On April 18, 2019, a video was released of Sergeant Greg LaCerra and Officer Christopher Krickovich pepper spraying and punching 15-year-old Delucca Rolle in the face. According to a witness of the event, more students than usual had come to a McDonald’s near J.P. Taravella High School because “somebody was going to get jumped.” Records from the […]

The Hypocrisy of White Supremacy

“Black people forget trauma easily, anything of malice done to them will be forgotten at some point by their feeble brains.” — Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president of the United States of America- in his only book Notes on the State of Virginia (1784).   “I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will […]

Should Americans Be Able To Vote During and After Incarceration?

The Democratic Presidential Town Halls were held on April 22, 2019, on CNN. Throughout the evening the town halls of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VE), Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN) were featured. Two instances stood out to me concerning voting rights of incarcerated people; […]

Why We ALL Need To Respect Sex Workers

7/3/2018 Update: Okay, so I originally wrote this blog on October 15, 2016.  I think it wasn’t appropriate to publish this considering I was 17 when I wrote it but now that I’m a fully functioning adult I might as well.   ENJOY! – So you’re probably thinking: “Woah, Woah, Woah, you’re doing an article on […]

Trump: How In The Hell Has He Gotten This Far?

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally posted on October 1, 2016] Donald Trump. Anytime anyone utters his name, I have one of four reactions. Anger Disgust Panic Sadness   I mean he’s a racist, misogynistic, dim-witted, xenophobic, hypocritical asshole but ya know…AT LEAST HE TELLS IT LIKE IT IS…right? Here are 11 reasons why you’re apart […]