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Alexander Leonhardt

Reflections on Community

Yesterday, a strange man in asked me where I live. I told him that I’d rather not share my address with him—nothing personal, I said, but I’m from a big city where we don’t disclose our exact location to strangers. “My bad. The first thing everyone here asks me is where I’m staying.” I’ve been…

Tom Eversley

An Attempt at Checking My Post-Brexit White Privilege

-Disclaimer- Considering that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were recently murdered by police, it seems that an attempt at checking my own post-Brexit white privilege is superfluous. But racism is everywhere — it is borderless and the white privilege, which connects it all, continues to go unchecked, allowing this racism to flourish. Sometimes it is…

Jake Ingle

Your Fear. My Life.

Committed to preemptively end what he perceived a threat to his future, a white graduate student sat down to pen a letter vowing to kill all black students at my school. Signed and delivered, his letter was the beginning of the end for many of us. Although these threats are common events in the United…

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A Note on Muhammad Ali and Inheritance

White supremacy has a remarkable way of erasing one’s links to their own history. Growing up Vietnamese in California, I always felt oddly disconnected from my ethnic heritage. It is a paradox familiar to many nonwhites raised in the United States: very rarely, if indeed ever, did the dry and empty narratives told in my…

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Cultural Appropriation 101: A Discussion About Bring It On

Remember Bring It On, the teen comedy that came out in 2000? The one with Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union as cheerleaders competing for recognition as the best cheer squad in the district? Remember, it was the one about cool girls kicking ass and cute geeky boys winning? Remember the one that was lighthearted and…