Social Policy

Buildings Blocking the Soul: Western (White) Culture’s Obsession with High-rises and Skyscrapers

I dream of a land with wide open spaces and no man-made structures for as far as the eye can see. I envision brown bodies loving each other and lifting each other up in harmony, praising the spirit that freed them. But buildings block my vision and irritate my soul. In college was a student worker and during my shift…

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Social Policy

White is Right Mentality: Cleanliness is ‘Caucasian-ness’

Now that I live in a more diverse region of the country, I’ve developed relationships with people outside of my racial ethnicity. One thing that I’ve come to realize as a result is, even among non-black people of color, the ‘white is right’ mentality is the common way of thinking, especially in Western culture. The white is right mentality associates…

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Social Policy

A Letter to Barack Obama

Mr. President, Your election into office meant so much to me 8 years ago. November 4, 2008 I was too young to vote but I was old enough to know that I’d witnessed something historically significant. A land that had traditionally been led by old, rich white men was now seemingly rising out of its racist ways and into the…

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