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
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Hi friends! Sadly this is my last post for the semester but I wanted to end on an interesting note by talking about the shuffling going on in the Alt-Right movement (read Nazi movement). Prominent Nazi women are speaking out against sexist language and actions of their fellow white nationalists. Yes, you read that correctly, […]Read More Misogyny in the Alt-Right? How White Women are Refusing Sexism While Promoting Racism
TW: brief mentions of sexual assault/rape “So,” she said with a heavy sigh, “do we want to talk about it?” It was the day after the election, and my normally lively class was silent. As a political science minor, this election was fascinating to me on an academic level. Nobody saw this coming – not […]Read More “Trump Won. Get Over it.”
What is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised and misunderstood…the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect. –Audre Lorde About two or so years ago, I wrote my first spoken word. I had a rough winter break at home, things from my […]Read More Words, Poetry, and Activists: Let’s Get Inspired
This ShoutOut! is dedicated to the Board of Education in Henrico County- perpetuating the current system of inequality and hence making our generation’s students even more ignorant by the school day! Recently, a video was presented to students as part of a first-ever Black History Month program at Glen Allen High School in Henrico County, […]Read More Henrico County’s Censorship: Kids, it’s OK to be Ignorant
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