—–That’s 30+ classes, 30+ professors that I’ve been exposed to and only TWO were black women… Now, as a senior at James Madison University who has been an advocate for diversity and deeply involved in the Center for Multicultural Student Services, the lack of diversity on this campus isn’t a new topic for me. Quite […]Read More How Many Black Female Professors Have You Had? 4 Years & I’ve Had 2.
To start Black History Month off on the wrong foot, a photo of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam dressed either in blackface or as a Ku Klux Klan member in his 1984 medical school yearbook has surfaced. Black face has a long history of being used to dehumanize people of color by exaggerating stereotypes of looks […]Read More Racism has no place in our government: a call for Ralph Northam to resign
Why is it when racism is brought up non-people of color find ways to suggest racism does not exist, granted it might not be in America’s favorite childhood show, but it does exist and the narrative needs to be changed when it is brought up.Read More Is Charlie Brown Racist?
What’s up, everybody? All of us from ShoutOut wish you well during these last weeks of the spring semester! Here’s what’s up with everything else this week: Political Ish: North Carolina’s governor Pat McCrory is not making anything better after the BS bathroom policy’s passing. Equal Pay Day was yesterday. Yep, wage gap still exists. […]Read More From the Newsroom
If you don’t live under a rock, you probably are aware that Super Bowl 50 happened last night. And if you aren’t into football, hopefully, you at least watched the halftime show (If not, before you do anything, check it out here). Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars came out with a bang, making one of […]Read More Football and Activism: Why the Halftime Show Matters
These are my own specific, one perspective experiences and thoughts. So, don’t hate. <- That’s a disclaimer that I don’t speak for anyone except myself in this short personal reflection. I am Korean-American. Yet, it was only recently that I realized that I had been socialized as White practically my whole life. I had always defended […]Read More The Duality of a First Generation Immigrant
Halloween season is upon us and, as most college students know, it’s time to go wild for a weekend. Whether you are going out to party, going to a haunted house, or doing any of the other multitudes of activities there are on Halloween, you have to have an awesome costume. While most people will go as a […]Read More Our Culture is Not a Costume