Dividing the 99% : The Divisive Villainization of Minorities

A few weeks ago I had to take my kitties to the vet because both River and Jiffy were sneezing, and Jiffy clearly had some type of respiratory infection. Luckily, River did not require any medications and Jiffy only required a couple. After paying a considerable amount for his meds, I booked a Lyft to go home. The Lyft driver asked me about my cats … Continue reading Dividing the 99% : The Divisive Villainization of Minorities

Misery Loves Company: Systematic Oppression in Higher Education

I have a love-hate relationship with graduate school. My entire life I have been waiting to be in an environment where I can be my absolute best, to be around other intellectuals and to cross the barriers of knowledge with peers that have the same goals and dreams. During my last months as an undergraduate student, my professors tried to prepare me for graduate school … Continue reading Misery Loves Company: Systematic Oppression in Higher Education

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The Burden of the Black Woman

Image Credit: GUY DALEMA/FX I was recently watching an episode of ‘Atlanta’ for the first time with my friends. Since the episodes are somewhat stand-alone, we ended up watching Season 2, Episode 4, ‘Game Over?’. If you haven’t watched the episode, Donald Glover’s character, Earn, accompanies his pseudo-girlfriend, Van, to a bizarre Oktoberfest event. Though the events that transpire during the episode are very interesting, it … Continue reading The Burden of the Black Woman