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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

I Want To Support XXXTentacion, But Should I?

Read my response to this piece titled "Music Can't Heal A Dishonest Artist" On October 6, 2016, Jahseh Anfroy was arrested on charges of false imprisonment,...

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...

Columbus Short and Twitter Pettiness

You've probably investigated why Columbus Short was a trending topic today, haven't you? It's only Tuesday and Columbus short up next pic.twitter.com/ElJ0z2aSBx — IG|SC: ITSDJFLOW (@ITSDJFLOW) March...

It’s Not Black And White: Race in Brazil

Imagine being the child of two parents of predominantly African descent. You have a skin tone like Akon's, and your sibling of the same...

#MeToo and #TIMESUP: Beyond Shaming Gross Hollywood Dudes

Trigger Warning: This piece contains a detailed account of a non-consensual sexual encounter. About three and a half years ago, I lost a close friend....

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...

Waka Flocka Becomes Scapegoat for Racism

Yesterday on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' show, a panel discussion was held about Oklahoma University’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon members' racist chant. Several claims were made by...
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...

The Whiteness Project Is Necessary

Whiteness is a concept. People who identify as White tend to be the ones who buy into it, but anyone can. Don't act like it's...
Merkel Shook Trump

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....