Alexander Landgraf, The University of Chicago
The basketball star’s recent induction into meme culture has placed him under a new type of spotlight.
Jesus Garcia, Boston University
While many were expecting something politically charged from the rapper, the iconic artist has chosen to look at the personal — and the possibilities for redemption.
Drew Goretzka, Michigan State University
From anti-lockdown protests to #EndSARS, the unique circumstances that the pandemic provided has been the cherry on top for many movements.
Aimi Wen, Duke University
We must hold everyone who incited or participated in the Capitol riots accountable, to protect the future of our system of government.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
Following a five-month hiatus prompted by revelations of systemic discrimination, the brand’s YouTube channel is back. Have they made meaningful changes, or are their new BIPOC creators just pure PR?
Abigail Campos, University of Texas at San Antonio
From ‘Hunger Games’ to ‘Maze Runner,’ movies and books about fighting oppressive governments may play a part in spurring young people to action.
Ailun Shi, UC Berkeley
From black squares to grayscale selfies accompanied with #ChallengeAccepted, Instagram activism is turning more and more into a bandwagon for people to jump on. Is it harming the original movements?
Katie Klear, Columbia College Chicago
They may be operating differently in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re still providing many benefits to local communities.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
Will the real Lady A please stand up? Lady Antebellum renamed themselves to shed racist connotations, but didn’t realize their chosen moniker was taken.
Chloe Hamer, Pitzer College
The concept provides an artistic and powerful way to engage in social change by coaxing our imagination to connect us to the voices of the past.
Gabrielle Pascal, Hofstra University
They are often essential community institutions, and their continued survival during the pandemic is now more important than ever.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
The number of petitions that have been circulating among millions of Americans over the past few weeks has made a significant impact on the passage of new legislation.
Abigail Adeleke, University of Miami
The Capitol Hill Occupied Protest came about after demonstrators successfully evicted the police from the neighborhood. Now, the city is pushing to dismantle it.
Tess McGrinder, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In this memoir, the comedian uses his personal experiences in South Africa and the U.S. to outline the fundamental irrationality behind racism — and why it continues to flourish.
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
The BLM movement is confronting racism in American athletic leagues, but little is being done to change the roots of these organizations.
The ‘Star Wars’ actor expected backlash for his support of Black Lives Matter, but what he found was just the opposite. Here are some parts that would suit him in the future.
Eva Halvax, University of Arizona
Reem Farhat, Fordham University
Many brands are posting in support of Black Lives Matter, while hiding their own racist practices.
It may seem like the only meaningful action right now is to hit the street, but there are plenty of other options to support the movement, even if you don’t have any money.
Fans of Korean idols and idol groups are organizing around the world to crash alt-right Twitter hashtags and boost black activism on YouTube.
Aliyah Thomas, Mount Saint Mary College
Despite its attempts at good will and inclusion, Black Lives Matter continues to center a national narrative of violence propagation.
Zephanie Battle, Texas State University
Because it’s time to take action.
Molly Flynn, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
After the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, I began to notice a racist trend in my Facebook newsfeed.
Katie Hovan, University of Miami
Do graphic videos help or harm?
Tim Philbin, College of the Holy Cross
With the shooting of white policemen in Dallas, the divisive potential of the BLM movement was put on display. Here’s why race antagonism is not the solution.
Daniel Enjamio, Santa Fe College
As Patrick Claybon puts it, the only thing that has changed is that there are more cameras.
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