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Sade Collier


It’s Pride Month, And Corporations Are Looking To Profit Off Of It

The words “life, healing, sunlight, nature, peace, harmony, spirit” have been plastered on Listerine bottles that are decorated with the original LGBTQ+ flag, alongside the phrase “Care with Pride” as the marketing campaign by the company for the month of pride. Though perhaps perceived as an approach to distributing support to the queer community by hetero/cis individuals, Listerine is merely evident of the annual LGBTQ+ capitalistic effort my corporations to profit off of queer peoples


Why Alabama Public Television’s Refusal to Air an Episode of Arthur Harms LGBTQ+ Children

The LGBTQ+ community has made tremendous advancements in the 21st century — from global pride parades to laws intended to eliminate discrimination against identifying members to incorporation in mass media. Even television conglomerate Disney introduced its first-ever storyline with an openly-gay character in 2017 on the series Andi Mack. As recognition of the LGBTQ+ community progresses, some have responded with inhibitory controversy and discontent, especially with reference to the exposure it imposes on children. Amid


Brian Kemp’s Heartbeat Bill is an Inherent Detriment to Georgian Women

On Tuesday, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed HB481, or the “heartbeat bill,” into law, which bans abortions following six weeks of conception, before many women are able to recognize their pregnancy. The law is expected to be challenged legally by Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized women’s right to an abortion. Though championed by conservatives across the state, many have taken to social media and have even campaigned outside of


The Topic of White Nationalism Resurfaces with Joe Biden’s Campaign

On April 25, 2019, Former Vice President Joe Biden released a video announcement declaring his 2020 United States presidential campaign. In the video, Biden placed his focus primarily on the affairs of his predicted Republican opponent, President Donald Trump, and his reluctance to condemn the rhetoric and violence elicited by the white supremacists who organized the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. By highlighting Trump’s comment that there were “very fine people


Those Living in Poverty Should Not be Held Accountable for the Environment

There has been evident progress regarding the environmental movement in the United States. Initiated in the 1960s, this modern initiative has been ingrained into society and has spurred debate over issues such as climate change, veganism, etc. Inherently, this movement is most prominent in more affluent communities. Unequivocally, it is quite difficult to be within the reigns of poverty and extensively contribute to the global urge to “Go Green!” in a world that does little


Brunei to Establish Harsh Laws Against Gay Sex

In the modern world, it is difficult to fathom a nation evoking the death penalty due to an individual’s sexual orientation — it may be deemed an absurdity. Even considering the continued persecution and discrimination of the LGBT+ community in the Western sphere, most nations have absolved their legal condemnation of same-sex courtship between consenting adults, establishing laws that prevent others from hindering their freedom of sexual expression. Such progression in Western nations may cause


There Needs to be More Action Regarding Reparations

In June 2014, Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote a compelling piece titled “The Case of Reparations” that was published in the Atlantic. Intended to be an eye-opener to the necessity of compensating the descendants of slaves, Coates ignited a national fervor for advocating the potentiality of an economic system that aims towards redistributing wealth in the America. Recently, extended conversation on reparations has reached political platforms and has been promoted through social activism. Though mentioning the subject is a sign of initial support,

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