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To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Dear White People and the African-American Struggle

When I noticed that Dear White People was out on Netflix early this summer, I was immediately intrigued by the title. It seemed so unapologetically political and direct. With Dear White People, this is exactly what you get: black voices unapologetically fighting for equality and sharing their experiences of life in a world where their… Continue reading To Be Young, Gifted and Black: Dear White People and the African-American Struggle

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Get Out: Escape from Different Facets of Racism

Swooping in on the wave of increased awareness about black lives and issues following this year’s Oscars, comes the chilling and deeply disturbing horror/comedy Get Out. The film follows the story of Chris, an unsuspecting young black man who goes to visit his girlfriend’s parents’ home in the woods, only to find himself trapped in a… Continue reading Get Out: Escape from Different Facets of Racism

Perspectives · Society

Exposing Inhuman Treatment in Detention Centers

“I was handcuffed in the airport and that is the most heartbreaking thing for me because in my mind I thought people who were handcuffed were prisoners, people who have committed crimes, people who needed handcuffs. I was really distressed and I asked the officer not to do it because of the way I was… Continue reading Exposing Inhuman Treatment in Detention Centers

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La La Land’s White Saviour

Full of colourful nostalgia and indulgent escapism, La La Land has captured the hearts of millions, enough even to get into IMDb’s Top 250 at an amazing #51. However, between the wonderful costumes and attractive stars, many people haven’t noticed one pretty significant detail. As Aziz Ansari points out in SNL’s wonderful “La La Land… Continue reading La La Land’s White Saviour

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Podcast: Muslim Ban – Muslim Voices Speak Out

We’ve dedicated this episode to discussing the Muslim Ban, but specifically to boost the voices of Muslim people at this time. Adiba and Amanda surround their discussion of the ban, its implications, and consequences, around the contributions of Muslim, and non-Muslim, people from both the U.S. and Ireland. If you are in any way affected… Continue reading Podcast: Muslim Ban – Muslim Voices Speak Out

Feminism is... · Perspectives

What is Feminism and What Does it Mean to You?

Charlot’s Perspective It would be wrong to assume that there is only one definition of Feminism. I don’t think I have the right to define that word on behalf of everyone else. But I can speak for myself. At least for me, it’s a word that has changed its meaning countless times, and still is… Continue reading What is Feminism and What Does it Mean to You?

Culture · Perspectives

Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Win Is Not “Redefining Boundaries” 

Adiba’s perspective: Ever since the Nobel Prize winners have been announced, there’s been a lot of conflicting opinion on the Prize for Literature. Bob Dylan, is not exactly “literature” by any defining paradigms but then again, I suppose, what is literature? The dictionary simply defines it as “written work,” which would expand the definition of… Continue reading Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize Win Is Not “Redefining Boundaries”