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How We View People

A lot of media sources don't hesitate to praise or trash individuals. They also don't hesitate to use conventional understandings of social groups. This category takes a look at how we look at people

I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?

On October 6, 2016, Jahseh Anfroy was arrested on charges of false imprisonment, witness tampering, and aggravated battery of his now ex-girlfriend who was pregnant at...

Nav and The Minefield of Nigga

Nav is an Indian-Canadian from Rexdale, a racially-diverse low-income neighborhood in Toronto. Clearly his people from the Rex, as he calls it, are cool...

Your #WokeBae might be woke, but he’s still a man

As women, we’re socialized to praise men in everything they do, no matter how mediocre. So what happens when men go “above and beyond”...

Dash Cam Footage of Philando is Psychological Warfare

The release of the dash cam footage of Philando Castile's murder after his killer was acquitted is a form of psychological warfare. For years, we...

Not Your Fun Gay Party Time: Str8 Ppl and Pride

Pride is historical celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, and is for LGBTQ+ people and LGBTQ+ people only. Let me make that more clear: Pride...

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...
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Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...

How (not) to talk about race and Women’s Streetwear on Youtube

I said I thought critically about Anime, though that didn’t mean I participated in all other aspects of the anime fandom. One of these...

The Evolution of Donald Glover through Childish Gambino

How did Troy from Community... ...become Ike Turner/D'Angelo/Prince incarnate? And for those of us who really peeped his musical growth, we could see the boy becoming...
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Merkel Shook Trump: An Informal Analysis of Trump’s Handshake Problem

When you ask an infant to greet you, it's liable to look away or stare at you funny if it catches a bad vibe....