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On Social Media Activism

On Social Media Activism

I didn’t anticipate the McKinney pool party, the church shooting, or Sandra Bland, but when I came home from college I did think I was going to be writing on… Read more »

I Stopped Unfriending People On Facebook

I Stopped Unfriending People On Facebook

Guest post by Louisa Wyatt re-published from her personal blog: (These posts were made by two Facebook friends of mine. The first by a white female who, after reading this… Read more »

The Minimization of Baltimore in the Media

The Minimization of Baltimore in the Media

“So has anyone heard about what’s going on in Baltimore?” A couple of my classmates twiddled their thumbs and bobbed their hands up and down, unsure as to whether or not they… Read more »

“I Just Like The Beat”: Excusing Offensive Content In Music

“I Just Like The Beat”: Excusing Offensive Content In Music

One of the most controversial music-related debates is how we as listeners are expected to take responsibility for the music we listen to. It isn’t rare for some of our… Read more »

White Indifference: Colorblind Racism and the Denial of Implicit Bias

White Indifference: Colorblind Racism and the Denial of Implicit Bias

Black students make up less than 10 percent* of my college’s undergraduate population. In the fall I had trouble meeting other black students, and by the end of winter quarter I… Read more »

Why I Was Mortified By Sean Penn’s “Joke”

Why I Was Mortified By Sean Penn’s “Joke”

The Academy Awards were going great. My friends, dormmates and I got together and watched the whole show with boxes of pizza and winner predictions. Neil Patrick Harris pulled some… Read more »

Dove’s “Love Your Curls” Campaign: A Problem or Hope for a Solution?

Dove’s “Love Your Curls” Campaign: A Problem or Hope for a Solution?

Featured image from Dove Hair: Love Your Curls Opening Scene I’ve been mulling over Dove’s new “Love Your Curls” campaign for the past few weeks and I have to admit:… Read more »

Q & A With Web Comic Illustrator Olivia Stephens

Q & A With Web Comic Illustrator Olivia Stephens

“Art has always been important to me. As a child my brother and I entertained ourselves with nubs of crayon and printer paper. In the 8th grade I saved enough… Read more »

It’s My Face and I Can Do What I Want

It’s My Face and I Can Do What I Want

I spend a LOT of time on YouTube, and amidst the music videos, CollegeHumor clips, and Vine compilations, my absolute favorite videos to watch are makeup tutorials. I adore the… Read more »

Are You Charlie Hebdo?

Are You Charlie Hebdo?

If you’ve been following the news recently you know about the Charlie Hebdo shooting. And you have probably read articles—both hard news and op-ed—about it. You’ve seen the personal blogs,… Read more »

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