Opinion

Happy Father’s Day, but Where is my Father?

As children, we all have at least one repetitive question that follows us throughout our childhood. Some of us ask, while others never get the nerve to. One question that unfortunately many African Americans have been able to connect with is, “where is my father?” Father’s day has a different meaning for me. I see …

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James Patterson implies: The Hills We Die On

James Patterson, the world’s bestselling author of the past ten years, has faced considerable backlash since claiming in The Sunday Times that white men, especially older ones, have a harder time finding writing jobs than most. In last Sunday’s interview, the “Alex Cross” author went so far as to cite “racism” as the source of …

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For the Love of Guns

Throughout the history of America, few things have been defended as ardently as the gun. Just like justice, tranquility, liberty, and the many other promises of the Constitution, it has enjoyed an almost mythological status from the nation’s outset, exuding the same power and influence as the unalienable rights that it’s meant to protect. Judging …

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The Issue with Racism Metaphors

Considering the United States’ racist history, it is quite shocking how much American audiences enjoy media that serves as a metaphor for racism. There are countless examples of media that have this as its central theme. This includes huge franchises such as “X-Men” and less popular media like the Netflix film “Bright.” Metaphors for racism …

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