The Matriarch and Family Traditions With the holidays approaching, I think it’s time we give our matriarchs their flowers (that are long overdue). The planning and gathering for the holidays are most likely dominated by the women. The kitchen holds no place for the patriarchy. The matriarch (which I will refer to from now on […]Read More Just Like Ma’s Cooking
Women in politics, Women in Congress. “The Squad” gets reelected. Read more…Read More Ready or Not Here Comes The Squad
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.
Yes, you read it right. I was mistaken for another black girl. Unfortunately, it was an afterthought, and it took awhile to process. But I’m here now, and now I’m here to say ALL that’s on my mind. Let’s just say, I’m not sparing any feelings or holding anything back…Read More To the White Person Who Thought I Was Another Black Girl
The laws created echo the continuous struggles of women and other marginalized groups. Laws are the culmination and the realization that our patriarchal society has created from its inception. The laws that have been created by our society came into being during the revolutionary war and the subsequent creation of the Declaration of Independence. These […]Read More Women and Controversial Topics
Listen Linda, we need to talk. (this is the punchline, everything after this sentence is ridiculously serious.) Initially, I was ecstatic hearing about an all Asian cast for the best selling movie, Crazy Rich Asians. When I watched it the first time, I cried because I felt like I could relate. Women like Constance Wu […]Read More “Yellow Fever”: Crazy Rich Asians
I figured I should start with a little bit of background and context before we dive into the meat and potatoes of this blog. I’m a sophomore communications major who hasn’t picked their focus yet. I’m a white guy from northern VA. I’m also a member of a fraternity. So, let’s put it all together, […]Read More Gym Talk and Frat Bros, What More Could You Want?
One thing that makes students feel comfortable to say what is on their mind is when a teacher or professor maintains a safe space in his, her, or their classroom. Personally, I have been in many classrooms that have felt like a safe space for me to share all of my opinions and thoughts. The […]Read More Shifting Space
In the midst of all the 2020 announcements, political turmoil seems to be quite a hot subject. Instead of diving into the far-in-the-future race, I’d like to take some time to dedicate a post to my favorite politician, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Via @ocasio on Instagram If you […]Read More Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Appreciation Post
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