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Nuanced talk about arguably the most pressing social issue of our time.

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...

Daryl Davis and the Challenge of Engaging Racists

Any good racial justice activist on Twitter will tell you racists cannot be reasoned with. The best we can do is get White allies up...

“Race doesn’t matter” is the wrong answer

Why White privilege is something White members of hip-hop culture can't afford to disregard yet When Macklemore dropped 'White Privilege II' this past January, he...

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...

Are You a Coon, Or Just Foolish?

Last week, Sage Steele said something dumb about today's political turmoil. Surprise. Once again, Sage Steele was accused of being a coon by some Black people...

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...

Mean Girls: An Asian American Retrospective

Mean Girls used to be one of my favorite movies. The plot was full of laugh-out-loud moments and characters who stretched the imagination, but...

Creators, But Not Owners: Black America And Urban Culture

Between Rock and Roll, Hip-hop, countless dance crazes, and additions to the English lexicon, American pop culture has a lot to thank Black people for. What...
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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...

Black Army Ranger Vet’s View on Kaepernick

Mentioned in the previous article discussing Kaepernick's dismissal of the national anthem, a Black Army Ranger Vet by the name of Dorian Majied wrote an...