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Linda Lubi

Linda Lubi
Race

How Internalized Racism Harms People of Color

Around the age of six, I started to notice that certain people around me looked different than I did. During this time, my family had decided to move out of a townhome located in the loud urban metropolis of Minneapolis, to this small, quaint neighborhood in a suburb 30 minutes away. In Minneapolis, I had plenty of friends that looked like me; same hair, similar culture and they had the same brown skin and brown

Politics

Black Votes Matter: Why the African American Vote Is So Crucial

During the 2016 presidential election, 82% of black men and 94% of black women voted for Hillary Clinton – This outcome helped Clinton win the popular vote by over 3 million votes. In a highly controversial Senate race in Alabama, Democrat Doug Jones won over Republican Roy Moore, by a 1% margin. This made Jones the first Democratic senator to come out of Alabama in over 20 years. Once again, the African American vote seems to have

Real Life

The Harms of Desensitizing Sexual Assault

In recent news, MSNBC contributor Sam Seder was terminated after a tweet from 2009 emerged of him saying, “Don’t care re Polanski, but I hope if my daughter is ever raped it is by an older truly talented man w/a great sense of mise en scene”. This was in reference to a petition to release filmmaker Roman Polanski from prison, who, in 1977, was accused of drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl, but was

Real Life

Kevin Spacey Is Accused of Sexual Assault And Uses It As a Way To Come Out as Gay

Recently, actor Anthony Rapp came forward with a story that Kevin Spacey made sexual advances towards him when he was 14, with Spacey being 26 at the time. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Rapp recalls becoming close with Spacey while on a Broadway show, then inviting him to a party where he made sexual advances towards him. In response, Spacey released a statement on Twitter apologizing for his “drunken behavior” and using the situation to

Politics

The Problem With the “Lone Wolf” Stereotype

Very often when a mass shooting happens, the suspect will often be labeled as a “lone wolf,” meaning that they were secluded, introverted and kept to themselves. Most of the time, this stereotype is given to white men who are mentally ill and are described as “quiet.” This gives a softer image and makes them seem like they were misunderstood. This week, 59 people were killed and 527 were injured in a Las Vegas attack

Race

An In-Depth Look at Behind-the-Scenes Racism

Often times when racism is mentioned, it is seen as wild and abrasive. Whether it is portrayed as a Neo-Nazi harassing an innocent person of color or an elderly white man talking about how immigrants need to leave the country, these acts of violence are seen as the absolute definition of racism. What is not seen or mentioned is covert racism. Covert racism is racism that is usually hidden and rarely goes noticed, but when

Politics

Trump’s New Pick for USDA Chief Scientist Is a Climate Change Skeptic and a Believer of the Birther Conspiracy

Recently, Donald Trump nominated a new chief scientist for the United States Department of Agriculture, also known as the USDA. There is one small problem; he isn’t an actual scientist. Sam Clovis is a conservative radio talk show host who thinks that marriage equality leads to pedophilia, and doesn’t believe in climate change. Although he does have experience in the military and politics, Clovis has a lack of experience in agriculture and science. In an

Race, Uncategorized

What is ‘Proper English’?: A Brief History On AAVE and It’s Usage

Today, Africans are in many places around the world. Outside of Africa, the countries with the highest population of Africans are Brazil, the United States, Colombia, Jamaica, and Haiti. Sadly, a lot of this movement was involuntary. Due to slavery and the Triangular Slave Trade, Africans have a long history of being treated as items and a commodity instead of human beings. A lot of history has been caused to be lost because when Africans

Feminism

The Importance of Intersectionality and How It Affects Women in Marginalized Groups

Intersectionality was first defined by Kimberle Crenshaw in the 1980s. It is defined as, “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage”. Intersectionality affects every single person in one way or another. It affects our way of life, the way we communicate with others and how our environment interacts with us.

Politics

What Trump’s Maturity Says About America

Yesterday, Donald Trump tweeted a video of himself pretending to beat up CNN, captioning the tweet with “#FraudNewsCNN #FNN”. This isn’t the first of many immature antics he’s done since he’s been in office. Last week, he insulted reporters Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, calling Scarborough “crazy” and “psycho” and insulting Brzezinski by saying she was “as dumb as a rock”, had a low I.Q. and insinuating that she had a face lift. Not only

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