Diversity

#FreeKesha: How Rape Culture Affects the Justice System

“The purpose of a criminal justice system is to deliver justice for all, by convicting and punishing the guilty and helping them to stop offending, while protecting the innocent.” While America is undeniably one of...

Heteronormativity: Why You Don’t Have to Think ‘Straight’

The definition of heteronormativity is pretty self-explanatory–a system that is biased towards heterosexuals and promotes their “choices” as normal and healthy. This system works to normalize behavior and societal expectations that are linked to...

#OscarsStillSoWhite?

On Jan. 15, the motion pictures academy released the complete list of nominees for 2016 films. Yet again, for the second year in a row, the nominations include little to no minority actors for...

Y’all Qaeda

Nobody ever hears about anything that goes on in the Middle of Nowhere, Oregon, but when they do, it’s about approximately 150 heavily armed white men all topped with a cowboy hat or a...

We Need to Talk about Ableism

I don’t really hear anyone talk about ableism–the prejudice against the disabled.  Many people don’t know what the term means or that it even exists, which is why I think spreading awareness is important....

Is Affirmative Action Still Needed?

Here’s a little background of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin: In 2008, the University of Texas at Austin denied Abigail Fisher and Rachel Michalewicz, two white students. Then they filed suit against...

Get Your Eyes Checked

Growing up in a relatively small, conservative town on the outskirts of Houston, the phrases, “I don’t see color,” “I am colorblind” or “there is one race: the human race” was often thrown around...