It’s our responsibility to participate in an active and ongoing process of learning, unlearning and relearning.
We shouldn’t feel guilty about enjoying things – and people should examine why they dislike things that are ‘cringe.’
It wasn’t a conversion experience, and it didn’t need to be. I was content enough to learn about a religion and group I knew little about — to replace my own expectations of rigidity with real, complex and kind people of faith.
Because I was Black, I thought using AAVE was fine. I had as much a claim to these words as anyone else. But that wasn’t my voice.
If it’s true that large group chats can be a place to uplift one another and create community, it must follow that these spaces are capable of doing damage and normalizing insensitivity, and they do so often.
That anyone believed, even for a moment, that a guilty verdict (or even three of them) would resolve centuries of injustice, mourning and murder proves that many of you do not know what America looks like.
When the University rolled out its plan for the spring semester and its wellness days, I was among the skeptics. Knowing the struggles of last semester, I was not optimistic about three days—let alone two—being able to replace what Spring Break does for students’ mental health and rejuvenation. Then, the week of the wellness days […]
The frame of mind that led Kristen Gray to exploit Bali is not dissimilar from the mindset of American tourists in countries that seem “exotic,” exciting, and non-permanent after the vacation weekend is over.
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