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What do women of color know about poetry?

In Poetry by Lara WittLeave a Comment

During a semester of my last year of high school our syllabus covered poetry. We were assigned Thomas Hardy, William Butler Yeats, Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer, Oscar Wilde and Alexander Pope. These writers had three things in common: they were all dead, they were all male and they were all white. I…

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Concealed Carry as a Black Woman: How Safe Are You?

In Social Justice by Tonia ThompsonLeave a Comment

Envision someone with concealed weapons permit and you’ll probably imagine a gun-totin’ redneck. But while white males do comprise the overwhelming majority of permits, Black Americans are increasingly applying to carry a gun for protection. As more threats and acts of racial violence make the news, Black people are right to fear for their safety,…

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Scholarship Girl, Interrupted

In Education by kailaphiloLeave a Comment

Here is a snapshot of my past 24 hours: It is now 9:11 pm and I’ve just finished dinner. I got home at 8 from a half-hour commute after a 2.5-hour class. Before that, I spent a few hours filing and shredding for the professor I work for, which was after a counseling session from…

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Straw Freshmen: Why the War on Campus PC Culture is Bullshit

In Culture, Education by fivefifths3 Comments

PC culture. It’s the new evil gripping the millennials of this country, coddling all of our college students so they become unquestioning, reactive drones; social justice warriors who put their icky feelings above everything else, whine over perceived microaggressions, and shout down and sue everyone who disagrees with them. They label anything remotely offensive as…