Listen, I know we have all heard of the angry black women stereotype. The stereotype that characterizes black women as “aggressive, ill tempered, illogical, overbearing, hostile, and ignorant without provocation.” In today’s media, there is always a depiction of an angry black woman. From reality shows like Real Housewives of Atlanta to movies like Little. After watching […]Read More Diary of an Angry Black Woman
“Each semester, DEEP Impact holds Cultural Series events that feature prominent speakers, performers, and films that have made a significant contribution to diversity. These events are tailored towards larger audiences to promote diversity awareness and education. Cultural Series events offer personal anecdotes or visual representations related to various social identities.” On April 4, 2019, James […]Read More D.E.E.P Impact Cultural Series Presents: Feminista Jones
Existing in spaces not necessarily created for you tends to be synonymous with fighting for recognition. That’s a reality known all too well by the multicultural fraternities and sororities at predominantly white institutions, or PWIs. In general, Greek-life is stigmatized as a choice for drunken and dangerous college experiences. This comes from the historical truths […]Read More Oblivion: Greek-life Edition
James Madison University Administration announced on February 8, 2019 that they will be naming the newest residence hall after Paul Jennings, a former slave of James Madison. This is a huge step in the right direction for our predominantly white institution. We are making strides in ending the long-standing and problematic tradition of white-washing our […]Read More New dorm named after former slave of James Madison
Friday, February 1 marked the start of Black History Month, a tribute to the African American men and women who have made contributions to America and the rest of the world. Here are some ways that white people can celebrate Black History Month. Donate money to an organization that fights against injustice and racism and […]Read More 5 Ways White People Can Celebrate Black History Month
On the evening of the day we recognize and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, James Madison University welcomed Dr. Brittney Cooper to speak. As a Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies professor at Rutgers University, Dr. Cooper was quite different from past guests of honor. Her message was deeply rooted […]Read More Dr. Brittney Cooper: the Superwoman
Sit back and relax, I’ve got a steaming cup of tea for y’all tonight. Okay, so @thecacklingbitch wrote a post called “it’s about to get real” in reference to the various problematic costumes that were around the corner. This was published on 10/26/18, 5 days away from this disgrace… On October 31st, well…I’ll let […]Read More You Got Caught.