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Do we need “Black Lives Matter”?

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I know race is a taboo topic in America, but because it is something that I have to deal with every day I feel the need to talk about it. It seems like forever ago the Black Lives Matter became this big movement that spoke up about the injustices in the U.S., but it was only just last year Continue reading Do we need “Black Lives Matter”?

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Appropriate or Not: A Lesson in Culture Appropriation

Its almost October, which means it is about that time when everyone is trying to figure out what they are going to be for Halloween. This is time to dress up in a silly costume and get candy or depending on your age then you will go to parties. Everyone loves to have an outrageous funny outfit that makes everyone laugh. I think that is a big part of the holiday, but a lot of the time the “funny or cool” costume isn’t really funny or cool at all. Continue reading Appropriate or Not: A Lesson in Culture Appropriation

Black Lives Matter

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After the grand juries decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson, I saw pictures of Michael Brown and emotional tweets and post about the injustice. I immediately started crying because all I could think about was this could have been my cousin, who happens to be a 18-year-old black man that is 6’5. When looking at him you see a huge guy, but he is one of the sweetest guys you would ever meet and would not hurt a fly. I saw this quote on Tumblr saying, “What is crazy about this story and all the others before. We are not looking for the killer of these young men we are trying to figure out if they deserved to die or not. Black people literally have to prove that we’re worthy of living.” Continue reading Black Lives Matter