Niall Calvert, Wesleyan University
Recent efforts to ban discussion of systemic racism from American curricula represent a dangerous blunder with the potential to upset equitable social progress.
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
Fans of ABC’s hit reality dating competition are in love with Matt James, the show’s first Black lead.
Aimi Wen, Duke University
The YouTube channel connected people across the globe through narratives that promoted positive representation.
Katherine Bry, Washington University
The pandemic has made the strained relationships between colleges and surrounding areas worse as students bring both the possibility of infection and rising rental costs.
Emilia Chavez, Rice University
In her new book, Brit Bennett dissects extremely relevant issues with memorable characters and excellent storytelling.
Chase Cutarelli, Columbia University
Aronofsky’s dance-thriller turns 10 in September, making it the perfect time to reflect on why it deserves recognition as an important contemporary film.
Mitchell Tanaka, Chapman University
The actor and the former presidential candidate’s responses to COVID-19-era xenophobia echo a long history of the ‘assimilation versus integration’ debate.
Hannah Docter-Loeb, Wesleyan University
Our nation’s capital becoming a state is about more than just achieving equal representation in Congress; it’s also about attaining racial equity.
Elias Khoury, University of Michigan
Though Robin DiAngelo’s book clearly comes from a well-meaning place, does the book undermine the possibility for working-class solidarity across races?
Caleb Mullenneaux, St. Olaf College
The acclaimed director has consistently probed difficult questions throughout his career. His latest feature is no exception.
Farah Javed, CUNY Baruch College
Western society has generalized the people of Asia for too long, and effectively erased South Asians, their culture and their unique experiences.
Renee Cantor, University of Pittsburgh
When talking to your family about race, it’s important to realize it’s not enough to be ‘non-racist.’ You must be an active ally to the black community.
Andria Modica, Drexel University
Imagine: Instead of just making jokes about problems, someone made a show about actually trying to fix them?
Study Breaks Writer
Dogsledding isn’t quite as romantic as ‘Balto’ would lead you to believe.
Julian Randall, Texas Tech University
Being a black college student has its own struggles, but being a black student at predominantly white university (PWI) is a completely different ballgame.
Cleo-Symone Scott, Virginia Commonwealth University
Mo’Nique’s Netflix boycott shows that black women are still fighting for equal pay — even in Hollywood.
Maahfio Otchere, Villanova University
Microaggressions lead to macroaggressions.
A Chinese art museum from the modern civilized era views primitive life as animalistic, and what people can learn from the collection.
Karen Guan, Southern Methodist University
The emergence of multicultural Greek life has proved to be a haven for students of color.
Gaige Davila, UTSA
The film, which is narrated by Samuel L. Jackson and sourced from Baldwin’s writing, poses questions that were as relevant at the time of their writing as they are today.
Emily Daniel, Colgate University
Adding racial issues to a show already abundant in drama means Rachel must toe the line between entertainment and inspiration.
Payton Ramey, University of Central Florida
If you think admitting your privilege is self-effacing, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise.
Mary Kiser, Trident Technical College
One in every four prisoners on the planet is in an American jail. Why?
Molly Flynn, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
A lot of the time, racism is discreet and at times even unintentional, but whether the act is malicious or incidental, it needs to be addressed.
Dakota Buhler, George Fox University
The unexpected casting of racially diverse actors in ‘Hamilton’ is a critical component to its consistent success.
Bri Griffith, Carlow University
These authors present the world of racial injustice in a whole new light—a light that can’t be overlooked.
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