“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 […]

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 […]

Why Learning About Slavery Made Me an Atheist

                           ‘Memory for the Slaves’ (1998) by Clara Sörnäs Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear and sincerity of heart, just as you would show to Christ. — Ephesians 6:5 My relationship with religion has always been complicated. Being raised Christian, I […]

Freedom of Speech Doesn’t Mean You Get To Be Racist

Wendy Kenigsberg/University Photography You ever have a moment where someone says something so ignorant that all you can do is stare at them in disbelief? That happened to me in my English class last week. We were broken up into groups and told to discuss different readings on the subject of reparations. After finishing our […]