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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

Drake is Michael Jackson, Kendrick is Prince

To many, it's a shame that mass appeal gives some artists more fame than true artistry. But in the music industry, the effects of someone's music...

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...

Native American Issues Just Aren’t Cool Enough

The Dakota Access Pipeline is fucked up. Period. The US government took Native American lands while they were sovereign, reissued them, and continues to abuse the them. It's...

A Year of Ls: Straight Black Men

There is plenty for Black men to be celebrating this New Year's Eve. The next-level dominance of Black male hip-hop and R&B artists in the music...

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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Straight, Cis, Male, And Not White

Sometimes it takes a perceptive, in-your-face Asian guy to remind you issues of race and gender aren't so black and white. Fortunately, I found...

Understanding Kanye West Rants, BONUS

Part 1 of 'Understanding Kanye West Rants' explained why Kanye's claims about global culture, and his role in it, are not delusional or selfish. Part 2...

The Cause White Male Terrorists Implicitly Fight For

In his usual dark, poignant humor, Jerrod Carmichael tried to normalize the concept of a place being "shoot-up-able" to Maxine in an episode of The...

Understanding Kanye West Rants, Part 4

Even though I "finished" the series, I knew there was going to come a time that I had to revive it. The initial "Kanye...

I Guess Juicy J Had A Longtime Girlfriend

Two weeks ago, Juicy J wed his longtime girlfriend. Great! Except what the fuck. Married? Longtime girlfriend? I thought all a nigga do is sip lean...