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Race and Ethnicity

Nuanced talk about arguably the most pressing social issue of our time.

A Thought: Asian Americans Can’t Rock Out

Name one Asian American musician in a major scene or subgenre in American music. This prompt on its own warrants some pushback against what my...

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.

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is not our ‘Black Panther’

I know there’s this hope that CRA is going to be our Black Panther. I see a lot of exuberance surrounding it. We did...
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...
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...

Creators, But Not Owners: Black America And Urban Culture

Between Rock and Roll, Hip-hop, countless dance crazes, and additions to the English lexicon, American pop culture has a lot to thank Black people for. What...

Dash Cam Footage of Philando is Psychological Warfare

The release of the dash cam footage of Philando Castile's murder after his killer was acquitted is a form of psychological warfare. For years, we...

The Pulse Shooting and The Erasure of QTPOC

The recent homophobic mass shooting of over 50 LGBTQ+ Latinx* folks at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida has shed light upon an issue...

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...

‘Dope’: Blackness, Pop Culture, and Growing Up in 2015

Revolving around a circus of coinciding storylines and Malcolm's issues of self-understanding, Dope serves as a humorous representation of popular youth culture in 2015...