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Acceptance, Appreciation and Appropriation

I was born on the 17th of February, at 2 in the afternoon. Just over four pounds, lungs strong as steel, and more importantly, healthy. Apart from some reluctancy to feed, I was taken home as soon as possible, to two older siblings. I was named and that was practically my introduction to the world. Raised in an area where the majority were Asian, there was no escape from my culture. Women in saris walked through


Halloween Reminder: Cultures Are Not Costumes

Written by Sami Reeves Now I know I’m not the only one thrilled for Halloween since it is roughly a week away. But, Halloween is not only a time for sweets and scary movies, it is also a time for cultural appropriation. People of color must dread this night. Regardless of whether your costume was picked out with innocent intentions out of ignorance of our world’s deeply rooted racism or not, your costume still reinforces harmful stereotypes


It Is In Fact All White People

“You can’t generalize white people like that, not all of us are racist!””You’re being racist towards white people!!” “There is no color! No black and white! We are all human!” Well let me tell you, if I had a nickel for every time I heard some version of those statements, I could probably compensate the women and people of color affected by the wage gap. Well first of all, let’s clear something up: race does indeed


Wait, “Fleek” is Appropriation?

Written by Naina Varma “On fleek” and “bae” are examples of AAVE, or African American Vernacular English, a type of dialect. Because it is a dialect, AAVE includes a type of pronunciation, negative concord, and vocabulary, but in this article, I want to discuss AAVE slang. I know many white people or non-black POC, including intersectional feminists, who constantly use AAVE inappropriately in their conversations simply because they are unaware that it is appropriation.         A


Your Western Privilege is Showing

What if I told you that there was a country on earth where one in five kids goes hungry? Where one in four women is sexually assaulted, but few incidents are reported due to mistrust of the biased legal system? Where a radical right wing has a stronghold on the political system, allowing for barbaric racist, homophobic, classist, and anti-women policies? Where law enforcement is poorly trained and frequently commits acts of severe violence against

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