#Blackout Day a Way to Celebrate Blacks

  |  Topic: Culture, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, Social Media
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As an avid Tumblr user, I always look forward to the monthly #Blackout day, the most recent being June 21. On #Blackout, black people share, like, distribute, and reblog other photos of black people and culture. This project was started to bring positive attention toward the black community on all social media platforms. These photos […]

A Civil Rights Pilgrimage Into The Deep South

  |  Topic: Culture, Education, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, VOX Teen Archive

Brandeis Bridges Fellows Take a Trip To Self-Discovery While Learning About The Past ¨I feel like I’ve seen a part of your souls,¨ our classmate Dahlia says to us. In our worn hotel room in Memphis, the words rest heavy with truth. I look around at everyone’s faces, trying to visually cement this moment in […]

Creekside High School Teens Weigh In: -ISMS

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, Editor Picks, General, I heart ATL, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity, School
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VOX presents our editors’ top picks of responses that emerged from the Creekside High School writing workshop, spring 2015: Marco DeSantos, 15 One big problem I have in my community is the way people judge another person by what they have on or what they look like. I don’t think that just because someone may not […]

YWCA “Let’s Talk About Race” Dialogue

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, General, News, Personal, Photos, Race/Ethnicity

VOX presents our editors’ top responses that emerged from the YWCA “Let’s Talk About Race” dialogue, in winter 2014. Teens reflected on something new they learned at the workshop or took away from the dialogue. Ida Faburay, Chapel Hill Middle School I learned that it doesn’t matter what you like, what race you are, or what gender you are; […]

The Surprising Facts Behind GSU’s New White Student Union

  |  Topic: Race/Ethnicity, VOX Teen Archive

Many people, including myself, are puzzled about the White Student Union, a new student club at Georgia State University organized to recognize and appreciate white culture. Initially, I agreed with the idea of starting a white student union at Georgia State University. It seemed like a great idea. I felt that since there are other […]