I’ve got to say growing up in the suburbs of Virginia Beach hits a little different when you’re considered “White washed” black woman. What does that word even mean? Urban dictionary describes whitewashed as a derogatory term used to describe a minority who has assimilated with western society. It can be used as a compliment […]Read More “White washed” Black Woman
Abolition is a movement to end systemic violence, including the interpersonal vulnerability and displacements that keep the system going…the goal is to change how we interact with each other and the planet by putting people over profits, welfare over warfare, and life over death. – Ruth Wilson GilmoreRead More Abolish the Police
This week has been incredibly busy when it comes to how the police handle traffic stops with African American men. This week alone two major incidents have been brought to the attention of the media and the people of the United States and let me just say, the people are not pleased; so let’s get […]Read More This Week in: A Country Rooted in Racism
After last week’s discussion in class about white conservative feminists and how they use their power in politics to protect the patriarchy, I wanted to talk more about how this has affected the civic engagement of women of color and other marginalized groups. To further explain the point I am trying to make; I want […]Read More The Current fight for equal Voting rights
It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for us and we are feeling good!! Welcome back to another exciting semester of ShoutOut! 2020 was a year of trials and tribulations but thankfully we made it through. Even though things are finally starting to look up and we have a whole […]Read More Back and Better Than Ever!!
This semester is definitely one for the books. JMU’s first completely online semester. While some students had in person classes, the majority of us have been sitting in bed logging into zoom a couple of times a week. This is also my first semester taking communication classes for my major. While I have learned a […]Read More What ShoutOut! means to me as a straight white guy
For as long as I could remember (which really isn’t saying much), the results of the election have been announced before the day concludes. Americans are not used to waiting for the President and Vice President Elect to be announced, especially not a couple days. From November 3rd to November 7th, citizens and residents spent […]Read More Okay Ladies, Let’s Get In Formation
Kamala Harris has made history. And she is a queen for it.Read More THE QUEEN HERSELF HAS DONE IT
First and foremost, I truly hope Breonna Taylor’s family and friends are able to have at least a bit of peace of mind and solace between all the bullshit taking place behind her case and that her soul is at peace. I wanted to start this off by addressing my hurt, but I know they […]Read More The Recent Grief Behind Breonna Taylor’s Verdict and Case
The Faculty Advisors of ShoutOut! JMU are humbled to bring you an ongoing summer series from our archives featuring the voices of our Black blogging alumni.
Topics to come are as diverse and nuanced as the Black community itself, and we can’t wait to share.