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Dear Black People, Stop Giving Out Free Passes To Say The N-Word

Dear Black People, For starters, I would like to be clear that this letter isn’t to all of us. I want to address how often some black people give out a “free pass” to non-black people allowing them to use the N-word. The N-word, in my opinion, shouldn’t be said at all, but I respect the black community for reclaiming it and making it exclusive to black people. So if you are black and want to

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Social Justice on Social Media, With Insight from Eliel Cruz

According to Google, the following is the definition of social justice. so·cial jus·tice noun noun: social justice justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society. “individuality gives way to the struggle for social justice” The place social justice is the most prevalent is social media. Whether it be on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr,  the internet has paved the road to both heaven and hell for social justice causes.

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Blackface: The Old Face of Racism

With the Halloween season coming to an end, many people have come up with creative ways to dress up for the festive holiday. However, this does not come without its fair share of ignorance. Racially offensive and stereotypical depictions are a common controversy across the country, particularly at universities. I had the unfortunate experience of coming face to face with such a problem. On September 24, multiple black students at Xavier University, my school, in


It’s Much Bigger Than Flint: How Environmental Racism is Real and Everywhere

Mainstream media may be through with the issue, but we all can remember December 14, 2015: the day Flint, Michigan declared a state of emergency due to dangerously high levels of lead in the drinking water. It is no longer in the headlines, but for residents of Flint, the nightmare is ongoing. Now, there are allegations that the EPA should have declared a state of emergency much sooner than it did. But in the midst of


There’s A Revolution In The Air

It was a warm, July afternoon. The sun beat down upon my face as I walked past throngs of Black Lives Matter signs. Dressed in a shirt with “AΦA” on the front, and a black hoodie, I walked side by side with men, women, and children of countless races outside of the Cincinnati Police Department to protest the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. By the time I had arrived the crowd was in


Why “All Lives Matter” Does Nothing For Me

  They say that all of this violence and all of these labels need to end. They say that these generalizations on all white people need to end, but isn’t that hypocritical? Because they were generalizing all blacks long before. They love black culture. They want to say nigga and be a nigga and use niggas as props, but want to stay silenced when it comes to black lives matter? They instead want to argue

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