Most people only know the phrase Black Lives Matter as a slogan and a hashtag; they don’t understand the true meaning behind the movement. There are many rumors, misconceptions and misrepresentations of what it is about, but a new class at the University of Washington aims to change that.
Racism on college campuses is nothing new and not at all surprising, but it still brings with it a familiar feeling of disappointment when it interferes with a student’s ability to enjoy the college experience and participate in activities they are good at. In the case of one Black student from Virginia, racism led to…
We are officially 40! That’s right; Unique Views, the little podcast that could, the Sanford and Son of podcasts, has made it to 40 episodes, and we aren’t slowing down. In fact, we are speeding up. Hopefully I will pick up enough speed to lose Patti LaDanielle, aka Ms. Patti Patti, aka Senior Liturgical Dance…
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I feel rich and I like being seen as rich. So am I rich? Is that how this works?
Before its faucets ran brown, before its residents were poisoned by lead, before it was Murdertown USA, Flint, Michigan was Vehicle City.
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RWMWG Racist White Men With Guns National Rifle Association Leadership Forum in Atlanta, making him the first president in 34 years to speak to the gathering of raucous white men.
When we were kids growing up in Los Angeles, our favorite thing to do on weekends was to walk around the corner from our mother’s Mid-City duplex and spend all our money on snacks and candy from three small stores all within blocks of one another on Pico Boulevard.
A judge told a mostly white suburb near one of the blackest cities in the country that—after reviewing all of the facts—she believed the town’s request to separate itself was motivated by race. She stressed that the move could encourage feelings of racial inferiority among the district’s black students. The judge…
Everyone knows we do not hesitate to call out cultural appropriation at The Root. So what happens when someone reports a person of color to the fashion police for engaging in that misdemeanor? Will that person use their nonwhite privilege to excuse their behavior? Will they push back against the accusations? Will they…
We all know that in life, catastrophe can and will happen. Things that run will stop working; people you love won’t live forever, and all the Kardashians will. But if only there were an average person to show us the way. Just a regular Joe walking among us and living in, say, Kansas City, Mo.
One hundred days ago, a Harvard-educated, self-made constitutional scholar handed over the White House keys to a stubby-fingered, cheddar-colored colostomy bag in a cheap toupee. To celebrate the fact that Donald Trump has yet to reduce the country to a pile of rubble smoldering under the dark cloud of nuclear winter…
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When is progress actual progress and when is it an act of tokenism? That’s the question some have pondered since the election of Jared Hunter as student president at the University of Alabama.
Way before Thursday evening and the suit fittings and the pampering that accompanies the NFL draft, there was peewee football and a mom yelling, “Don’t forget your shoulder pads!”
At the end of last week’s Scandal episode, Mellie Grant had been voted president-elect, Olivia Pope and Fitz Grant were sleeping together ... again, and Fitz had rescued Olivia’s father and placed him in custody at the White House.
The civil unrest that followed the acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers whose brutal beating of Rodney King was caught on film has been etched into American history—“The Rodney King riots” shorthand for the events also known as the Los Angeles Uprising.