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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

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.
Illustration of Renouncing Poptimism: Man Praying To Pop Artists

Growing Up and Renouncing Poptimism

“You are in for an extended period of time when the basic structure of your life is subject to some inevitable and...
Macklemore Sesame Street

“180” S1 E3 – Are White People Guests in Hip-Hop?

For the 180 podcast episode, listen here. To keep up with 180, subscribe to the 180 RSS Feed. This...
Minneapolis Police Department squad car in front of downtown Target

Minneapolis Police Guilty of Human Rights Violations … Now What?

This article was originally published on Across The Culture: Minneapolis Saint Paul (ATC MSP) and has been lightly edited to appear on...
Sunisa Lee Hmong American

What Sunisa Lee Did For Hmong Americans, a Nation Within a Nation

I was never an avid follower of the Olympics. I tuned into the Games when they made their way around and sometimes...
DaBaby Festival Appearance

DaBaby’s Not Cancelled, Just His Festival Appearances

DaBaby’s name has been saturating Google searches and trending topics on Twitter — and not for good reason. His recent homophobic rant...
Doja Cat Cancel Culture

Doja Cat Is Too Weird To Be Cancelled

Doja Cat’s newest album Planet Her debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. With the album’s popularity, it’s hard to believe...
Lil Nas X BET Awards

Lil Nas X Is Living Out My Teenage Dreams And I’m Here for It

“Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.”- Kurt Vonnegut I grew up in the 2000s, an...