‘Think Twice’ campaign looks to curb microaggression

Yes, you can touch my hair. But no, I don’t know where I’m “from,” and there are other ways to ask. mi·cro·ag·gres·sion noun a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority. Link. It’s telling yourself you… Read More ‘Think Twice’ campaign looks to curb microaggression

Column: ‘The Sun’s Tirade’ highlights Isaiah Rashad’s versatility, struggles

In a year where more senior members of Top Dawg Entertainment dropped amazing albums, it would’ve been easy for Isaiah Rashad to be ignored. Kendrick Lamar’s freewheeling, almost offhand release of Untitled. Unmastered. in March redefined jazz in the age of hip-hop, and Schoolboy Q’s Blankface LP served as a cementation of his place in… Read More Column: ‘The Sun’s Tirade’ highlights Isaiah Rashad’s versatility, struggles

7 Reasons Why the Kaepernick Thing Matters

Let me first apologize for going on hiatus without prior notice. Much has happened in the world of politics, entertainment, sports, international relations, social media and so on. Just today, in fact, investigators solved the stabbing murder of two nuns in Mississippi. My girlfriend referred to it as “a murder like nun other.” While that… Read More 7 Reasons Why the Kaepernick Thing Matters

“Make America White Again” is a real thing now.

The reason those “social justice warriors” the Internet hates so much exist is because people like Tennessee’s Rick Tyler exist. Who’s Rick Tyler? Come with me, won’t you? To the state where the likes of Bob Dylan and Dolly Parton created their best art. To the state with some of the best barbecue you ever done tasted.… Read More “Make America White Again” is a real thing now.

Down in the Dumps: The Brock Turner Story

The stories of sexual assault among college students and college-age people stack up one on top of the other, crushing society under their weight. Oftentimes we’ll hear the words of prosecutors and defense attorneys, or university presidents, or parents, educators or coaches of the accused. We always want to hear people out. Stanford. January 2015. A… Read More Down in the Dumps: The Brock Turner Story