The Truth Behind the Word “Caucasian”

There’s a small strip of land between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. This mountainous area which includes Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan is known as

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young adult

The Rise of Diversity in Young Adult Literature

The push for diversity in young adult literature is a fairly recent one, with authors, publishers, and librarians working to ensure that adolescents’ lives are

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george lopez

Why George Lopez’s Racist & Sexist Freak Out is Important

At a recent show in Phoenix, Arizona, George Lopez made the following joke:  “There are only two rules in the Latino family: Don’t marry somebody Black,

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‘Racist’ As An Adjective

One of the biggest debates circling Trump becoming president-elect has been whether we can call Trump supporters racist. It seems that the less radical, more

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black identity

What’s In A Name: A Discussion On Black Identity

When I was younger, I hated being called “black”. (That had to do with my internalized anti-blackness.) But, I hated being called “African-American” more because

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An Indigenous Guide to Handling the News of President-Elect Trump

The man who has just won the title of President-Elect, Donald Trump, has a long history of not only making degrading remarks to marginalized peoples

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Environmental racism

Environmental Racism: Standing Rock and Beyond

There is a lot of new terminology being coined in this generation that allows us to discuss issues that have historically been difficult to concretely grasp. Some

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black lives matter

Why My Black Life Doesn’t Seem to Matter

Black Lives Matter! As an African American “committed to the cause,” this statement has always been an important one to me. Even before the deaths

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Why My Interracial Relationship is Not Your Political Agenda

I have been in a relationship with my English, Caucasian Significant Other coming up to five and half years now. Race, skin colour and ethnicity don’t really

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Fatal Mistakes: The Adultification of Children of Color

I make mistakes. Most of them are inconsequential, like the time I left a tupperware lid in the oven, and then remembered I had left

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Generation 1.5: The Struggle of Living Between Two Cultures

Feeling American and being American can mean two very different things, especially when you were born in another country and came to the U.S. at

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The Unfair and Lovely Campaign Challenges Colourism

Colourism is not just about racism, it’s complicated and insidious as it lies within the perception a race may have about itself. There is a

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Danisha Craig

Black Feminism, Athletics & Sisterhood: Interview with Danisha Craig

“The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Use the Word Hispandering

The term “Hispandering” has been around for a while. It first popped up around 2002, long before this year’s presidential election. The term refers to any

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white saviour

The White Saviour Complex: It’s Not Just a Problem in the Movies

The white saviour complex is most commonly talked about as a narrative trope in film and literature. The white saviour trope in fiction is where

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Why #OscarsSoWhite Matters

For the second year in a row, the Academy Award nominations were announced with only white actors nominated in 20 acting categories. Some people are

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The Forgotten: Remembering Veterans of Colour

November the 11th is acknowledged as Remembrance Day in many countries to honour the end of World War I which occurred on the same date

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White Student Unions: Why Ignorance Is Not Bliss

A few weeks ago, I was walking home from class in the dark, and I saw a poster on a lamppost. I hadn’t seen it

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Latinos: The Ones You Didn’t Cast in Your Movie

When I was thirteen years old, I watched Zorro and fell madly in love with Elena Montero. Beautiful, dark haired, brown eyed Elena Montero with

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Kravitz, Jackson, and a Bitter Reminder

What happens when you combine anti-black sexism (misogynoir), the ownership of women’s bodies, and the media? Something far too vast to fully explore in one

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