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racism

I was really trying to calm down with my Facebook posts and blogs. I’m not sure if anyone noticed or not, but I was.  And then this happened; two new hashtags for dead Black men surfaced and I completely lost it.  #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile It has become quite apparent that legally shooting Black men is the new form of lynching. The new American terrorism against Black folks in 2016.  Racism is no longer defined by people calling us Niggers and refusing us jobs because we are Black.  Nah man, that was

Choices: Part One

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Why is it that Black people feel they are exempt from making choices in America?  Why are we incapable of realizing that we too are part of our own demise? I get so tired of listening to all of these Pro-Black, overly conscious Afrikan leaders who are supposedly expert in all things Black who are intently focused on how society ruined Black lives. Thank you for reminding us what slavery has done and how it still impacts us today.  Thank you for letting us know how the war on drugs

I really think we need to stop and think about what Raven Symoné and Stacey Dash are saying before we jump to conclusions and ostracize them like the world tried to do with Beyoncé. Because to be totally honest with you, they are partially correct in their logic. The sad thing is the idea of calling people American who were actually born and raised in America is crazy when in reality, that’s how it’s supposed to be. If I was born in France, my nationality would be French and I

I watched a video about labels and how they do not accurately represent who we are. He started his narration by saying, “I am not black, I mean, that’s what the world, calls me, but it’s not me. I didn’t come out of my mother’s womb saying hey everybody, I’m black. No, I was taught to be black and you were taught to call me that […].” As he continues his narration, he talks about equality, division and how we can solve racism (and any other –ism) by not using

Just My Thoughts

Brides

I plan to start dress shopping in the next month for my wedding and decided to watch, “Say Yes to the Dress.” I found myself just as excited as the Brides were when they found their dress! While watching the show, I noticed the disparities between the women and it just made me sad. Many of the Brides came in with their entourage of family members and friends. Some had budgets ranging from $5,000 to $30,000 just for their dress. Some were planning their ceremony and reception for as many

Call Me Caitlyn

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As a psychology major I have studied transgenders and gender identity disorders. I just read WebMD and although it is probably not the most credible source of information, I did find it informative. Being transgender is synonymous with gender dysphoria. However, it should be noted that gender dysphoria is not a mental disorder and is instead discomfort related to one’s strong desire to be and look like the opposite sex of their biological genitals to an extreme that it creates distress, depression and anxiety. I’m just going to leave that

When I was younger I thought integration was the perfect solution for racism. Now as an adult I realize it was probably the worst thing to ever happen to African Americans. I understand the concept of equality and having basic rights to live like a normal human being, like drinking out of a water fountain and having the right to vote, but these human rights are drastically different from identity and culture. In my opinion, the lack of identity and culture is precisely what is wrong with Black folks. Many