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We treat individuals in the spotlight as gods or Satan incarnate. We tell broken stories about teams, communities, nations, and other groups to protect our worldviews. We're all human though, meaning our stories deserve more than a TMZ article. This category takes a look at how we look at people

Nick Cannon Podcast Jewish

Nick Cannon and Why the Black-Jewish American Dynamic Hasn’t Evolved

The content in recent anti-Semitic remarks from NFL wide receiver Desean Jackson and entertainment jack-of-all-trades Nick Cannon was nothing new. That's...
Since99 No Go

Since99 Won’t End Racism, But He’s Hard

There's something special about a White boy who looks like this and can rap...
Old Kanye West

There Is No “Old Kanye”

I was going to make this a case study of Kanye West's public image in the vein of “Understanding Kanye West Rants” or my...
Kanye Sunday Service Dayton Ohio

Kanye’s Sunday Services: Faithful or Fraudulent?

For related reading, get started on my "Understanding Kanye West Rants" series -Zander As Mr. West's weekly worship programs powered by hip-hop/gospel fusion scale up, I...
BTS Incorrect Quotes

What I Love About Incorrect BTS Quotes and the ARMY

Perhaps I don't know shit about boy bands and boy band fan culture. But the BTS Army just hits different. Stumbling upon incorrect BTS...
Not All White People

College Cheating Scandal, Selective Colorblindness, And, Of Course, Not ALL White People!

Note: This piece does not delve into details of the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. Here is a good article for that. To the Daily...

A Thought: 21 Savage Is STILL From Atlanta, Goofy

I may or may not update this piece given the reactionary nature of this news + subsequent dialogue, but the initial reactions to this bizarre...

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...

Young Nudy Said “Nigger” On “4L” And Made Me Uncomfortable

"4L"—a nod to some gang shit in Atlanta that I know nothing about—off of I Am > I Was smacks. 21 Savage's growth as a rapper...

21 Savage And The Marketability of Dark Hip-Hop Artists

"My Choppa Hate Niggas" by Metro Boomin and 21 Savage, a relatively deep cut off of Metro Boomin's 2017 project Without Warning, peaked at #73 on...