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An Accurate Representation of the American Black Male

Growing up as a young black male in America, one is faced with an inaccurate negative narrative about themselves. While it is not good to simply ignore all the negative, it is demoralizing to only hear negative about one’s own particular demographic, as well as negatively affecting the public’s understandings and attitudes related to black males. Negative stereotypes such as portrayal of black men as thugs, criminals and fools reduce self-esteem and expectations. Research into


In Conversation with Shaymaa Ismaeel: How to Smile in the Face of Bigotry

Shaymaa Ismaeel is a 24-year-old Muslim woman whose photo in front of a mob of Islamophobic protesters went viral last month. According to various reports, Ismaa’eel was attending a three-day conference of the Islamic Circle of North America when she walked by a group of people protesting against Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Instead of getting angry, the young therapist decided on the third day of her conference that she would combat “their hatred with


Unpacking The White Savior Complex

The white savior complex refers to the idea in which a white person attempts to “rescue” or help a person of color from their own situation. Though they think that they are doing the right thing, white people going out of their way to insert themselves into the lives of POC is doing more harm than good. This trope appears in many films such as The Help, Greenbook and Hidden Figures. The white savior trope


Jackie Robinson: The Trailblazer for Black Athletes in Professional Sports

When Jackie Robinson broke the Major League Baseball color barrier on April 15, 1947, as a member of the Brooklyn Dodgers, the world changed forever. Jackie Roosevelt Robinson was born on January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia, USA. His mom, Mallie raised him and his four siblings alone and they were the only black family in their neighborhood, causing them to face plenty of hatred. As a kid, he learned and excelled in many different


Black History Month: Jesse Owens Proved Hitler Wrong

This article was co-written by Lucy Parry and Mikayla Guarasci  February is Black History Month and we are going to highlight a few trailblazers for people of color in sports. Many of you will know the name Jesse Owens, but how much do you actually know about him? He was born in Oakville, Alabama in 1913 as James Cleveland Owens, originally known as JC. When he was nine, Owens’ parents moved with their 10 children


The Origins of Black History Month: A Look To How Far We’ve Come

It is February, one of the most awe-inspiring months of the year. It is this month that the nation comes together to celebrate Black History Month! It is in this month that we take the time to appreciate the pioneers that have made an impact on our history and our culture. African Americans around the country look to our ancestors to remember how they themselves influenced a culture. We recognize the brave individuals that have


Black History Month: The Man Who Broke The NHL Color Barrier

February is Black History Month and we are going to highlight a few trailblazers for people of colour in sports. The series will start with Willie O’Ree, the first black player to play in the National Hockey League. Willie O’Ree was born in 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. His family had escaped slavery in 1779 and made their way to the East Coast of Canada. Willie was the youngest of thirteen kids for Rosebud

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Antisemitism in America: Undeniable, Dangerous & On The Rise

America is rapidly becoming a more and more dangerous place for Jews. With recent attacks, rallies, and complacency from the White House, it’s more clear than ever just how extreme the hatred towards Jewish people has become. White and Christian supremacy hate groups function on the belief that Christians and whites are above all others. According to the KKK website, “Non-whites who reside in America should be expected to conduct themselves according to Christian principles


Blackface is Still Alive and Well: Just Ask OU Tri-Delta

Just as we hoped blackface would be left behind in 2018, a video of a white University of Oklahoma sorority student surfaced on Twitter. The video in question shows the student applying black paint to her face, saying “I’m a n*****,” as the girl behind the camera tells her to stop, not because she thought it racist but because “that’s paint- not .” The video was first shared on Twitter a week before Martin


America’s Newsrooms Still Lack Representation

If the role of media is to communicate to its people, why then are only certain people allowed to speak up? The media is meant to provide the public with unbiased accounts of the stories that matter most. Whether if be the latest update on White House matters, or food writing during the holidays, these pieces should represent the general beliefs of the public inform them in an unbiased manner. According to the Census Bureau,

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