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Slavery Never Ended, It Just Got a New Name

Those who live in America are well aware of the history of slavery– how it shaped the country economically and socially into what it is today. Yet, slavery never ended. This may have been highlighted by the slave trade in Libya where African migrants and refugees have been sold in inhumane conditions by their captors. As surprising as it may sound, this is not unusual. Slavery is still very active, and not just in countries that


Why We Need to Rebrand Black Communities

The world is an uneven playing field, especially for African Americans. Many problems undermine their human rights: Voter ID laws, underfunded education and excessive policing are some examples. However, those issues can be solved with public policy. What cannot be undone is the steep psychological damage of overt and subtle racism. When raised in an impoverished environment, black youth internalize the stigma. We could go back to the 1940s for this point when psychologists Kenneth


Happy 23rd Birthday Trayvon Martin: A Look Back On A Lost Life

On February 26th, 2012, unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer. Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fl. He was walking back to his father’s house, who he was visiting, after buying a pack of skittles and iced tea. Zimmerman spotted the teen and reported that he saw a “suspicious guy”. He was told “not to get out of his car and follow Martin”, yet Zimmerman did

International, Race

Uyghur Muslims Placed in Chinese Camps

The Uyghurs are an indigenous people who live in the western region of China known as Xinjiang. They are currently a minority in the population, and many people have been imprisoned as the Uyghurs are often falsely accused of committing acts of terrorism. Omer Kanat, executive committee chairman of the World Uyghur Congress stated, “Every household, every family had three or four people taken away.” What leads to this startling piece of information is that


The Story of Stunning Corruption in Baltimore’s Police Department

The police department responsible for the suspicious death of Freddie Gray in 2015 is in the midst of a startling corruption case. It began in 2011, when a 19-year-old woman overdosed in Harford County, Maryland and authorities traced the drugs back to a Northeast Baltimore drug crew. During their investigation, authorities found that a Baltimore police officer was actively involved with this crew. This led to the group of officers at the center of the scandal:


Jail Free Cards: How The NYPD, Their Closest Friends And Family Are Escaping Legal Consequences

Monopoly, arguably the greatest board game on the face of this Earth, turning friends into foes, family into rivals and bringing the inner Wolf of Wall Street in all of us, has officially become a reality. Well, only for the NYPD, in the sense that they are able to obtain the ever so coveted jail-free card and multiple of them actually. What initially required a straw of luck, now only requires you to be a


Trump Ignorantly Credits Himself For Being The Reason Black Unemployment Is Low

President Trump is notorious for embracing his racist views about minorities, whether it’s about discriminating black people regarding his housing developments or openly calling latino’s ‘rapists’. Famed rapper Shawn Carter, or Jay-Z, who publicly supported Barack Obama’s presidency and favored Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign, gave his take on Trump’s racist tendencies on CNN’s The Van Jones Show. Shawn expressed his abhorrence to Trump’s view on race and told CNN’s Van Jones: “It really is hurtful,

Politics, Race

The Hypocrisy Behind Jack Posobiec’s Recent Scandal

In case you don’t know, Jack Posobiec is an alt-right white supremacist who identifies as a Christian and a Conservative. He’s done various controversial things since Trump came into politics, such as promoting “Rape Melania” or standing for the Pizzagate theory which ended up being a YUGE nothing-burger. More recently, this God-fearing man was caught cheating on his wife three months into the marriage. is @bumble_app still a feminist dating app or the place where white nationalists / nazis


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


How Racism is Still Very Alive on College Campuses

I think we’ve all heard the “racism is dead, so get over it” argument, so I would like to show you instances of racism in our modern America. Specifically from college-aged students. The sad part about these examples is that all of the instances I am about to show you were of people from my generation being racially insensitive. My generation. My peers. Yea, it at first it surprised me too. "I just called my

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