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Morgan Rowland

Politics

Not Everyone Who Voted for Trump Was a Bigot

“You should really stop saying everyone who supports Trump is a bigot, because that is completely untrue.” Save it. Please. I have heard it so many times. This is mainly from the people who support him, anyways. These are the same people that always say, “I’m not racist, I have a black friend!” Saying everyone who supports Trump is a bigot is a bold statement, but not far from the truth. Let’s admit it; Donald Trump is

Race

Delta Arlines Kicks Youtuber Off For Speaking Arabic — This Isn’t The First Time

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, a video from Adam Saleh, a Yemeni YouTuber, surfaced on his Twitter We got kicked out of a @Delta airplane because I spoke Arabic to my mom on the phone and with my friend slim… WTFFFFFFFF please spread pic.twitter.com/P5dQCE0qos — Adam Saleh (@omgAdamSaleh) December 21, 2016 of him and his best friend, Slim Albaher, being kicked off a Delta Airlines plane for speaking Arabic. It was first brought to the

Politics

Trump Does Not Deserve An Ounce of Respect

“Trump is your president! Be proud, show him respect! This is our country and he is going to make it great again!” These were the things I heard at a protest a week ago, which was supposed to be against Trump, but the Trump supporters shortly found their own way to shut it down. Respect? Is that what we should be giving Donald Trump? A man who mocked a disabled person? A man who has

Real Life

How To Deal With Your Conservative Relatives During The Holidays

Some of us are the unfortunate ones that have to deal with the conservative family members over the holidays, that have views so opposing to ours, we often wonder how we are even related. They may say something like: “It’s time to make America great again” or “stop being silly, there is no such thing as white privilege,” and, frankly, it might make you want to scream, rip your hair out or get violent. Maybe

Race

A Black President Being Elected Didn’t Mean Racism Ended

“How can racism still be alive? We have a black president!” I have heard it a million times. Maybe a million and one. When Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Rosa Parks were fighting for racial justice, do you think electing a black president was on their to-do list? Absolutely not. Despite having an African-American president, racial in equality is still an ongoing, persisting problem in America. Everyday, we are faced with an opportunity and

Real Life

Stop Telling Me To Stand For The National Anthem

A couple months ago, San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick shocked the nation and the world when he kneeled during the national anthem on national television. It lead to some people standing (or kneeling) behind him and some people boycotting the NFL for not giving him some sort of punishment. Many other younger athletes in high school and college joined Kaepernick, kneeling during the national anthem to protest against police brutality and violence against black

Race

How Racism Made Sure Blacks Would Never Be Successful

December 6, 1865, possibly one of the most important dates in United States history, when slavery was abolished in all of the United States. But how happy were the slaves? Taken off plantations without a penny to their name. People talk about abolishing slavery as if it was the greatest thing that ever happened in America, and there are definitely positives, but what many people do not know is the abolishment of slavery meant death

International

Seriously,What is Really Happening in Syria?

I was sitting with my friends the other day and somehow the topic of Syria came up in our typical political conversation. We hear about Syria almost everyday, on the news, trending worldwide on Twitter and Facebook, but do we ever actually look to find out more information on what is happening in that country? My friend said, “Everyone knows what’s happening in Syria, Russia bombed them in 2011 and ever since, it has been

Politics

Why #NoDAPL Is Important

As celebrities, social activists, environmentalists, and Native Americans protest to protect their home and the natural beauty of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, the home to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, #NoDAPL has been trending on Twitter worldwide as videos of people being arrested, and even shot, at the protests have surfaced. But, what even is the Dakota Access Pipeline? The Dakota Access Pipeline is a $3.7 billion project, which is already 70% completed, that is

Race

Black Women Are In Danger Too

  Police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement are making front page headlines, nationally and internationally every day. The movement continues to grow larger, as more people recognize the institutionalized racism within our police force. We’ve all seen traumatic things happen to people such as Eric Garner, Walter Lamar Scott and Freddie Gray. What about black women? Are they being targeted as well? I was talking with two friends the other day. One argued,

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