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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

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...

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...

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...
Alexander Twilight

America’s First Black College Grad Was White. Huh?

Alexander Twilight was Black. Then he was white. His classmates described him as "swarthy." (Old Stone House...

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...

What They Say: Young Thug

In a culture full of polarizing figures, Young Thug is probably the highest on the list in hip-hop. Between his voice, lyrical content and...
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...

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...

Anita Hill’s Impact On Today’s Sexual Assault Discourse

Pioneers are rarely the most celebrated people. 16-year-old Claudette Colvin's bus seat protest is nowhere near as historic as Rosa Parks'. We give Drake...
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...