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Archive for June, 2010

The True Cost of College

June 29, 2010
The True Cost of College

Going to college is generally a requirement now-a-days. If you’re trying to make it in the corporate or white collar world then attending college is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss out on. But there’s one problem…what if you can’t afford it?
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Sexual Violence, Systematic and Institutionalized

June 25, 2010

As evidenced by the sexual violence involved in both Native colonization and prison violence we see an institutionalization of sexual violence that is profitable for the maintaining of the status quo. This attack on the bodies of women of color come from all sides of dominant society as an attempt to continuously control and...
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How do we measure educational success?

June 21, 2010
How do we measure educational success?

Education Reform has always been a tricky thing for me. As an Educational Studies Minor, I usually sit in class with my head cocked to the side, sitting on the fence about these issues. For me the big issue was always, how do we measure educational success?
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Black Womyn, Christianity, and Sexual Repression

June 18, 2010

Now that I have relinquished my title as a Christian, I can’t see why a religion makes it so important to tell people, especially womyn, how wrong it is to have sex and therefore suppress a normal, acceptable and even beautiful human right and behavior.
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Delusional Diversity: A Media Misrepresentation

June 17, 2010

A recent blog entry on chopsentials raised some very valid points on the job of the media in particular with the portrayal of diverse characters in Hollywood movies. It should come as no surprise that a majority of the characters in Hollywood productions are white.
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Knowledge is Power… Knowledge is Poison…

June 16, 2010

In Afghanistan under the Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001 girls were banned from going to school. But though it’s been nearly a decade later, the effects still seem to be rippling.
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What Should African American Studies Students Learn?

June 16, 2010

Too many times African American Studies programs are taught by professors who are knowledgeable on the literature but couldn’t understand the experience if they tried. So when they see the small kitchenette building of Gwendoyln Brooks they only see the constriction, not the closeness.
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Too Sexy For A Banker?

June 15, 2010
Too Sexy For A Banker?

Lorenzana’s story is a repulsive textbook example of discrimination in a male-dominated environment, but it also stands as a ghastly illustration of girl-on-girl prejudice.
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Women of Color Talk Sex

June 11, 2010

I have a philosophy. That as women of color, and especially as black women, we need to talk about sex more.
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Outside Story: “We Are America” Rally at the White House

June 11, 2010

As Arizona Governor Jan Brewer met with President Barak Obama at the White House today, DC area residents came out in force to denounce Arizona’s new law—SB 1070—and call for an overhaul of the immigration system that would create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
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