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Why the Confederate Flag Should Be Taken Down

Written by Salli Sanfo Over the past couple of months, there has been a big buzz about taking down Confederate flags. People are starting to realize exactly how deep and evil of a history it has, and starting to see why it shouldn’t be constantly displayed. Of course, the flag has it’s supporters. But here are a couple more reasons why you shouldn’t support the Confederate Flag. 1. Its History and Heritage The Confederate flag’s

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Can You Really Be“Transracial”?

When Rachel Dolezal made headline news, people came out of the woodwork to claim that they too were “transracial,” that they were actually black but trapped in a white body. And this, of course, is ridiculous. There is so much more to being a person of color than just a label. It’s not just something we put on and claim to be. It’s an identity that’s shaped by experiences, how the world sees us, and

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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