When I learned that I would be attending a college where 75.9 percent of the student body is composed of white people, I immediately found myself anxious about whether my blackness would be accepted. I shaved off my hair, telling people “I just want a new start.” But I really did it because I did not want to face the awkward looks in the dorm’s bathroom.
It is rare to hear about film festivals that are only looking for content crafted by kids and teenagers. The It’s My Life Youth Film Festival will be Monday, July 25, at the Plaza Theatre in midtown Atlanta.
I feel it is my moral duty to march until change is made. So, Monday evening we started our march from the Lenox Marta station to the governor’s mansion…
Dasia offers a poetic reflection on what it means to be a black girl.
I recently helped an emperor dress in imperial robes and bowed to him on the throne. Surprisingly, this took place in a college classroom.
VOX Media Cafe’s first week was interesting and fun. As the participants carefully tread the waters of journalism, I tried to fit into my role as intern.
An original poem by Grace LaFlotte.
Cultural appropriation is when one culture takes pieces of another culture and often misrepresents it. For example, those who wear chopsticks in their hair to represent Chinese women for fashion are appropriating and influencing a stereotype.The counter argument that arose was that the theme choice was more of cultural appreciation. The difference is that if you’re appreciating it, you’re representing the culture correctly and using it for honest purposes, not just to look good.
It’s hard to say what we would be like as a society if the Civil Rights Movement had not been successful, but I believe it would favor white Americans. As a Mexican- American, at first glance the Civil Rights Movement seems to have nothing to do with me, but it has everything to do with me.
Rem met Mike Luckovich, Pulitzer-prize winning political cartoonist and shares his experience here!