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 […]

Am I Ugly Because I’m Black or Am I Just Ugly?

Nowshad Arefin — Unsplash “Nose job” “las vegas plastic surgeon” “Black nose job” “Nose job cost” “How old do you have to be to get a nose job” “African American nose job” “Ethnic rhinoplasty”   With tears streaming down my face, I hastily typed those phrases into Google. It was a couple of days before my […]

The Hypocrisy of White Supremacy P.2

                                 Photo Source: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The first installment of ‘The Hypocrisy of White Supremacy’ touched on the hypocrisy that past presidents, first-wave feminists, and white moderates showed in their dealings with black people and why white supremacy, as a concept, […]

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 […]

Update: May 2019

Hello Everyone! Okay so I’m still not dead (just depressed, anxious, and terrified about the current state of the world) and I wanted to give a quick life update as of almost June 2019. I finished my first semester of college with a 3.6 GPA which is a miracle in itself. I’m still employed; an […]

Why the Double Standard?

*updated on May 24, 2019* [originally posted on April 15, 2016] EXHIBIT A: This is Cory Monteith. He died on July 13, 2013, from a drug overdose.  (Disclaimer: I’m not in ANY way saying his death wasn’t saddening.)  Corey said that his problems with drugs and alcohol began when he was around 12 years old.  His parents […]