Posts tagged "racism"
Safe Space? Never met ‘em.

Safe Space? Never met ‘em.

Cw: depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, ableism, racism, transphobia, homophobia
On Being Half Indian

On Being Half Indian

When I was twelve I decided that being half Indian was embarrassing. On moving from primary to secondary school, I would have the opportunity to reinvent myself, and thank goodness for my fair skin and Caucasian features, otherwise I would have been stuck with the ‘brown girl’ label.
The Death of Culture

The Death of Culture

From 1987 to 1993, a group called the “Dotbusters” roamed the East Coast attacking and harassing South Asians. In 2012, Vanessa Ann Hudgens began wearing a bindi to music festivals, sparking a new trend of white girls sporting that same accessory that South Asians could potentially be murdered for. This phenomenon can best be described...
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.
The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

The Fruit of Our Labor: A Dissection of Classism and Racism in Produce Consumption

Illustration by Valentina Quiñonez. A professor of mine once brought up the importance of fruit and vegetables in the diets of humans. He brought up studies which highlighted the benefits of increased consumption of green vegetables, the countless nutrients in a variety of fruits, and most of all how ignorant most people are to these...
Growing Up Indian

Growing Up Indian

Illustration by Marie Ann Dt.   My world was 90% white, and the only colors I saw in my suburban town was eggshell, ivory and bleach. As a little brown girl undertaking the troubles of growing up, never meeting anyone like me was a certain hell.
With Intersectionality Comes Intelligence

With Intersectionality Comes Intelligence

Illustration by Valentina Quiñonez.   For years, the definition of feminism has been the belief of equality between all genders. In a world and history characterized by the dominance of men, this movement strives to empower females. The original start of the feminist movement is unknown, for it reaches back over many centuries. However, the...