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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

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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...

Al Roker Went In, But What Had Happened Was…

Ryan Lochte fucked up. It's that simple. There was no robbery and a gun was never put to his forehead. And he left his...

The Evolution of Donald Glover through Childish Gambino

How did Troy from Community... ...become Ike Turner/D'Angelo/Prince incarnate? And for those of us who really peeped his musical growth, we could see the boy becoming...

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...
Chadwick Boseman In Memory Of Comic Con

We are the Black Panther: In Memory of Chadwick Boseman

by Chelsea Herrera This piece was originally published by Plugged, a partner of ATC, on their blog Views From The...

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...

ATC Will Capitalize Both “Black” and “White” Racial Identities

For the foreseeable future, Across The Culture will be capitalizing both "Black" and "White" when using these terms as racial identities.

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...

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...

Being Asexual

Per the author's request, I am keeping the author of this article anonymous. Hopefully, this person's experience with asexuality can help you understand sexual...