racism

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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Imposter syndrome

How To Fight Imposter Syndrome as an Achieving College Student

It had been months since I sent in my application to be an intern at one of the largest organizations for LGBTQ+ equality in the country. I had done internships before, but none like this one. I would be offered a decently sized stipend, working alongside a great and fast-paced group of changemakers, and serving …

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Buffalo Shooting

An Open Letter to The America of the Buffalo Shooting

An Open Letter to The America of the Buffalo Shooting “A racially motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation. Any fact of domestic terrorism, including an act perpetrated in the name of repugnant white nationalist ideology, is antithetical to everything we stand for in America.” President Biden on the massacre …

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“You Can’t Say Anything Anymore”

Dave Chappelle, a comedian some consider to be the greatest of all time, has made a career out of controversy. Across his thirty-year career, he’s demonstrated—through his boldly irreverent stand-up, the acclaimed Chappelle’s Show, and his unforgiving public persona—that he’d be anything before he’d be a conformist. His intransigence to this end has proven extremely …

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