While it seem like an easy solution to the problem, my school’s new skort rule is actually a Band-Aid for a much larger issue: consent. I believe that while administration had the students’ best interests at heart, they missed the mark on identifying the deeper issue.
Just last year around this time I had kicked my feet up and was resting while my friends and fellow senior VOXers were full of anxiety, waiting for admission results from colleges. I had applied to more than 20 colleges/universities across the country — and for numerous scholarships. Everyone wondered why I was so calm and confident about the college application process, and my secret was preparation before senior year.
The constant portrayal of black men as angry and belligerent is part of what leads people to generalizing these traits among all black men.
Last year was quite an eventful year for entertainment and 2016’s movies are the ultimate example of that. The films ultimately reflected the changes our world has gone through, hitting hard topics and bringing their own artistic twists to make them stand out. From women’s equality — in films such as “Ghostbusters” and “Hidden Figures” […]
The truth is, the more education you have, the more money you can earn.
Four black attackers had violated a white boy and were so proud as to post a video on Facebook Live. Our insufficient response they considered confirmation of a sort of “racism, but in reverse.” That got me thinking about racism and what it would look like in reverse, if that is even is possible.
The Anti-Racist Collective on my campus decided to put together a zine that delves into how we can come together during these next years. Even though many marginalized groups are being attacked, there are still those who sulk in their privileges and do not speak up for others.
At an advance screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” I thought deeply about the broken record of oppression that has a hold over black life in America. Racism is not over. James Baldwin knew it, modern black people know it and it is likely that those after us will know it.
Hearing that refugees fleeing terrorism will be denied entry to the United States because they call themselves Muslim, angers me — to say the least. If racism and xenophobia are unfounded weapons President Trump plans to use to bat away terrorism, or at the very least people’s fear of the Other, then we will respond with protest and resistance, with colorful hijabs and Arabic that rolls off the tongue.
“It’s a great shock to realize you’re black” in America. And me being raised in white suburbia, that line is all too true.