BHM: “Is fear a legitimate justification for the oppression of black people?”

Currently in my history course I am having the privilege to learn about the civil rights movement in America ranging from the end of slavery in 1850 to the election of Barack Obama in 2009. One constant discussion that I have noticed popping up in class is about the motivations of some white people to … Continue reading BHM: “Is fear a legitimate justification for the oppression of black people?”

Cultural Appropriation: Marc Jacobs and Dreadlocks

I always found Cultural Appropriation to be a topic that is highly controversial and quite scary to discuss. However, today I just couldn't stay quiet. I have always been scared to discuss my opinions on this matter, but when I heard about the Marc Jacobs and Dreadlocks situation, I just had to vent my frustration. … Continue reading Cultural Appropriation: Marc Jacobs and Dreadlocks

Social Media: The good, the bad and the ugly

SOCIAL MEDIA. Wow! It has definitely come a long way since I was born - in the late 20th century (that makes me sound extremely old). Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are becoming increasing popular and essentially key forms of communication in our daily lives. Not only are they being used to connect with people … Continue reading Social Media: The good, the bad and the ugly