I come from a mixed race family; my mother is white while my father is black. As one of 5 siblings, my youngest sister is the only one that bears a darker skin tone. The four oldest siblings in my family, myself included, all possess a white skin tone despite the fact that we are… Continue reading Get Out: The Horror Movie That Addresses Societal Issues of Race
During this time of year, celebrities in fashion, music, and cinema are recognized for their abilities across various industries. With every award season, there is a new controversy regarding issues of racial divisions and the recognition of African American artists. After the 2017 Grammys, the conversation was sparked again, and social media and news outlets… Continue reading The Culture of the Grammys: Race Relations at Music’s Most Star Studded Event
When deciding which deliberation to attend, there were many possible options. Some topics occurred several times and there seemed to be a large number of conversations that would be focused on alcohol and rape culture at Penn State and Immigration. While I think these are two very important topics, so much so that my group… Continue reading Deliberation Reflection: Deliberate for State: The Topic of Marijuana
For the start of the 2017 semester, Washington University in St. Louis has offered a class called, “The Politics of Kanye West: Black Genius and Sonic Aesthetics”. The class, which holds 75 students, had a waiting list. The class focuses on the effect of his music and presentation in which he has created a reduced… Continue reading The Genius Work of Kanye West: The Effect of a Cultural Icon on Issues of Race Relations
Throughout history, the accomplishments of minorities can sometimes go underrated. Their daily work, contributions to society, and role in civic life often goes noticed. As time has gone on, society has aimed to acknowledge the success of all people, regardless of their class, age, or race. However, this comes about in a very ironic way.… Continue reading African American Women in Hollywood: Are We Really Making Progress?