The conversation about ‘cultural appropriation’ is one that pops up more in 2017 than ever, but it is still deep in the confusion stage. Typically those called out for the theft of cultural items or practices are white celebrities or white college partiers who picked an offensive theme. At the least, we can agree that dawning… Read More If You Give a Hipster a Burrito
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
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.
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
The United States continues on her path of divisiveness issue after issue. What is it this time? Well, it’s not tax reform. It’s not healthcare. It’s not race relations. It’s not abortion. Okay, well, it is all those things. But guess what thing is under the social microscope now. Restrooms. Several months ago HumanBoddie columnist Eli… Read More LGBT: Let Guys/Girls Be Trans
“Equality” has become a word that means different things for people. It’s a word that snuck its way into our biggest public conversations. Racial equality. Marriage equality. Gender equality. That one is big. Gender equality. That which has become the basis for a not even close to new in existence but certainly new in popularity… Read More Fear of a Feminist
You would think that certain social contracts, like refraining from knocking over children, would not have to be written down for people. You would think wrong. If you saw the video out of context, it was horrifying. If you saw it in context, still horrifying. The video to which I’m referring is the surveillance footage… Read More Teacher Rule #0743: Don’t Kick the Children
It’s finally here! A day of friendship, companionship, relationship…so many ships. The only day where pink and red don’t clash, but compliment. A day that, in relationships, is celebrated like an anniversary. A day that, in elementary school, is celebrated like Halloween without costumes. A day that, in college, is celebrated with singles’ parties and… Read More A Very Human Valentine’s Day
If you’ve never seen the name “Sunny Leone” there’s a chance you’re probably lying. Leone is an Indian ex-pornographic actress. The spotlight is on her again, but for a different reason. Now, she dreams of successfully entering the Bollywood film business. Born in Canada, the 34-year-old has a pretty successful career under her belt (sorry…) and, in all… Read More It’s Always Sunny in Bollywood
“Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. “Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.” – Malcolm X “As Martin Luther King… Read More Should We MLK or Should We Malcolm?