Posts tagged "black lives matter"
Is Racial Solidarity for Black Lives Real?

Is Racial Solidarity for Black Lives Real?

When I first started learning about racism in-depth and opened my eyes to the injustices around me, I was a bit too optimistic about it all. I thought that racial solidarity was easy to achieve. 1, 2, 3 and boom it’s there! I was positive that I could show solidarity to other races, especially ones...
Yellow Peril and Black Power

Yellow Peril and Black Power

I took AP US History last year, and my teacher told us about the many racist acts passed by Congress as a response to the influx of Chinese immigrants starting in the late 1800s: there was Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, the Immigration Restriction Act in 1917 and the National Origins Act in 1924. The...
#WeMatter x #IAmADoubleThreat

#WeMatter x #IAmADoubleThreat

  Recently, a black man was shot and killed for selling CDs, another for following a police officer’s instruction, and a man also supposedly hung. I’ve been stuck trying to organize my words. I’m trying to rephrase my sentences so they sound right and ethical, but I’m having a hard time with this.
Elizabeth Spenst: An interview with the editor-in-chief of DOWN magazine

Elizabeth Spenst: An interview with the editor-in-chief of DOWN magazine

Elizabeth Spenst is a student at Yale University and the editor-in-chief of DOWN magazine.
Editor's Letter - December 2015: Endings

Editor’s Letter – December 2015: Endings

Emily(the best friend, left)and I at a dance class right before she left me to go back to college. December’s theme is Endings! 2015 is coming to a close. This is the time when everyone starts breaking out their New Year’s resolutions to try to become a Better Person in the upcoming year. It is...