Current Events, Pop Culture

Performative Activism

In a world consisting of prominent issues that influence society, there are many people who are willing to use their voice and make a change for the better through activism, through means ranging from social media to physical opposition. In light of this, as social justice issues gain attention and recognition around the world, performative […]

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Pop Culture

The Lack of Diversity in Disney

Even though many of us think of Disney films fondly and nostalgically, it’s hard to deny that Disney has a lack of diversity. Historically, Disney has showcased racial caricatures in its films and perpetuated negative stereotypes. Although some movies feature prominent characters of color, people of color are still severely underrepresented. As one of the […]

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Pop Culture

5 Women Who Spoke About Sexism in Hollywood

Reese Witherspoon’s financial adviser warned her that she’d make “drastically” less money in her 40s. The “Big Little Lies” actress said she’ll “never forget” the message her financial adviser sent her during a June 2020 interview with the Los Angeles Times. Witherspoon, who was 37 at the time, recalled the man saying, “You need to […]

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Pop Culture

Sia’s New Movie and the Possibly Ableist Implications

Popular singer Sia has recently come under fire because of her new movie ‘Music,’ which tokenizes autistic people and is inherently ableist. In her directorial debut with this film, Sia clearly demonstrated her ableist tendencies through her casting decision of non-disabled dancer Maddie Ziegler in the title role and the negative and unrealistic portrayal of […]

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Current Events, Politics, Pop Culture

Black Leaders Who Are Shaping History Today

Following the lead of trailblazers throughout American history, today’s Black history-makers are shaping not only today but tomorrow. From helping to develop a COVID-19 vaccine to breaking barriers in the White House and in the C-suite, below are Black leaders who are shattering glass ceilings in their wide-ranging roles. Kamala Harris, 56, first Black, first […]

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Current Events, Pop Culture

GameStock Trends and Why They Matter

What happened this week with GameStop (GME), Reddit and Robinhood was shocking, unprecedented and unforeseen. Lost in the flurry though is that the craziness is very much a part of some elephant-in-the-room trends in this country. It’s a fable for our times: Small-time investors band together to take down greedy Wall Street hedge funds using […]

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Current Events, Pop Culture

Black History Month and Its Significance

Black History Month is observed and celebrated annually in various countries around the world in February (and October in some countries). It is meant to highlight, celebrate, and commemorate black people and their contributions to society. This year marks the 45th official celebration of Black History Month. To wholeheartedly celebrate the event, it is vital […]

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Pop Culture

The Model Minority Myth and First-Generation Asian Immigrants

Model minority – the term first surfaced in the 1966 New York Times article to highlight the socioeconomic success of Japanese Americans, gradually evolved to all Asian Americans. Yet the identity of the desirable neighbors, the favored friends, the non-threatening kind of people of color hides the toxic truth of the upbringings of first-generation Asian […]

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Current Events, Pop Culture

The Implications and Influence of AI

As the oracles of Silicon Valley debate whether the latest tech boom is sliding toward bust, there is already talk about what will drive the industry’s next growth spurt. AI, or artificial intelligence, is becoming the next big step in human evolution and it’s moving faster than we planned. Artificial intelligence is a piece of […]

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