What happened in the Rwandan Genocide

The “Rwandan Genocide” happen between April and June of 1994. During just 100 days 800,000 Rwandans were killed. Some of the reasons the Genocide occurred since 1916 when Belgian colonists arrived, and produced identity cards in which Tutsis were considered to be superior to the Huts, and it was obvious Tutsis welcomed this idea because … Read more

Racism In The "Help" Movie

According to Robert Blauner, racism is a tendency to categorize who are culturally different in terms of their physical traits, such as skin color, hair color, texture, and eye shape (source). There are a range of films portraying racism. It is an inspiration for directors to create great and heart touching movies and one of … Read more

A History of the Emmett Till Case

In Mississippi there is no statute of limitation on the time when one can be arrested for murder. However, it is not permitted to charge the same person for the same crime. What the police force can do is charge the people with a different crime, and try and put them away for as long … Read more

A Reaction On I Have A Dream Speech

On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a public speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. This speech would go on to be known as the most famous speech in history, the “I Have a Dream” speech. In this speech, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. recited his perspective … Read more

The way of non-violence by Cesar Chavez

After Martin Luther King’s assassination, there were many people who wanted to fight back violently due to this misfortune. Cesar Chavez tries to persuade the people to help them to see that the only way to get meaningful and impactful change is through nonviolent actions. His use of juxtaposition and antithesis to the fundamental beliefs … Read more

A View on the Black Lives Matter Movement in White Privilege, a Song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

White Privilege Macklemore’s “White Privilege,” is an eight minute song that expresses a diverse perspective on the Black Lives Matter movement. Usually, when one hears about the movement, it is from the voice of an African American. Though, this work provides the view of a white advocate, specifically, Macklemore. With dramatically varying timbre and dynamics, … Read more

Joe Louis fighting against racism in ww2

The son of Sharecropper, Joe Louis fought his way through the ranks of amateur and professional boxing, and winning the worlds heavyweight champion, a title he held from 1937-1949. Louis is perhaps best known for his legendary match up against German boxer Max Schmeling. Schmeling defeated Louis when they first fought in 1936, and in … Read more

Now an Elegy for Mike Brown by Danez Smith and Three Trees by Wanda Coleman: Do Black Lives Matter? The Faith and Disgust in Society

Do Black Lives Matter? The Faith and Disgust in Society Discrimination is a social issue that has burdened numerous cultural groups in North America for many years. “not an elegy for Mike Brown” by Danez Smith and “Three Trees” by Wanda Coleman are two poems that bring up social identity and what it’s like to … Read more

An Analysis of The Death of Emmett Till by Bob Dylan and Mississippi Goddamn by Nina Simone

The Death of Emmett Till and Mississippi Goddam In a time in American history when inequality was the leader of our country and murder and violence were an everyday occurrence, Emmett Till was a fourteen year-old boy who was visiting Mississippi when he allegedly flirted with a white woman and was lynched by two white … Read more

Racism In Malaysia

Racism, also known as racial discrimination, is usually defined as an act of prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior, according to Oxford Dictionary. Malaysia, which is a well-known country is often highlighted and associated with cases and issues relating to … Read more

What Causes Racism

Today, racism is alive and is perpetuated through both explicit and hidden means alike. Delgado asserts that “racism can be defined as a classification of a specific group of people based on uncontrollable factors such as ethnicity, religion and physical features.” It is thus sad to know the reality that highly developed countries such as … Read more

Racial Capitalism in ‘Black No More’

‘Black No More’ by George Schuyler is a satirical race novel that is set during the 1940s America, a time when segregation and racism were highly prominent among white and black Americans. The plot of ‘Black No More’ narrates the consequence when black Americans are able to transform into a Caucasian (including erasing all African … Read more

Similarities between Martin Luther King and Socrates

“ Similarities between Martin Luther King and Socrates Throughout history the greatest thinkers were not those who followed the crowd, they challenged why one must follow the crowd? Who decides whether they should follow the crowd? What happens when one doesn’t follow the crowd? These thoughts, challenging the status quo, made them infamous to some, … Read more

The civil right group NAACP’s history

The History behind the NAACP The National Association of the Advancement of Colored People is exactly what it says it is. It is a civil rights movement, established in 1909, to ensure the social, educational, economic equality, and political rights of everyone and to get rid of racial discrimination. Though many issues were solved by … Read more

An Examination of Black Oppression in the Short Story Sonny’s Blues and the Speech I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King Jr.

“Sonny’s Blues” and “I Have a Dream”: Presentation of Black Oppression In practical subjects, like math, it is often frowned upon to find your own way of doing something. Students are expected to pay attention to their lessons and use the exact same methods that are presented to figure out problems that are given to … Read more

“All in the Family” Racism or bigotry?

Bigotry or prejudice? Controversial titles that are almost certain to grab someone’s attention standing around the water cooler. While most people find these words offensive, perhaps it was those debatable issues that All in the Family sitcom producers Norman Lear and Alan Yorkin thought could not only gain their network more viewership but ignite universal … Read more

Figurative language used by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The figurative language and diction choices made by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his “I Have a Dream” speech strengthens the connection of his claim to his intended audience by providing concrete and tangible examples to help grasp the complicated concepts. Two examples of the figurative language used by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. … Read more

Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter as Victims of Overgeneralization and Misunderstanding of Society

AllLivesMatter, and BlackLivesMatter Social-media has revolutionized the way that social movements operate. In the 1960’s the Southern Catholic Leaders Conference and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee had their work cut out for them; there was no uploading videos of prejudice or injustice to Youtube, or promoting events through Twitter and Facebook. Fortunately for the now controversial … Read more

Joe Louis fighting against racism in ww2

The son of Sharecropper, Joe Louis fought his way through the ranks of amateur and professional boxing, and winning the worlds heavyweight champion, a title he held from 1937-1949. Louis is perhaps best known for his legendary match up against German boxer Max Schmeling. Schmeling defeated Louis when they first fought in 1936, and in … Read more

An Annotated Bibliography on White Privilege and Racism

This study primarily examines the experiences of LGBT workers of color in the workplace. It provides statistics on a wide range of subjects within the overall topic, including unemployment and poverty rates. The report provides informative information on the comparison between the situation of LGBT workers of color to that of white LGBT persons. There … Read more

“The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man”: The Purpose of Irony

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man by James Weldon Johnson divulges aspects of passing by a “mulatto” man that no other novel had confronted before. Though most novels during the time were treated by the author in a straightforward manner, Johnson undoubtedly strays away from that to produce an intricate portrayal of a mixed-race man. … Read more

Since racism

Attack The Source There really is no way of getting around it. There is a great deal of racial tension in the United States today. Nine out of ten people in society today believe that racism does exist and is something that affects millions of people everyday. There is not much arguing that can done … Read more

The “Invisible” Problems of Racism

The problem with racism is that many people don’t think it is. Many live their lives not even realizing what is happening the world around them. “Racism, here, na The problem with racism is that many people don’t think it is. Many live their lives not even realizing what is happening the world around them. … Read more