Have you ever heard the saying "don't judge a book by it's cover." Everyone has but we don't take it into consideration. We've all judged a person whether in our minds or out loud. Its wrong for whatever reason we do... (more »)
“So where are you from?” asks the girl, in a cloying, faux-interested voice.
I am prepared for this conversation. It inexorably reoccurs anytime I am around an especially audacious white stranger. “California,” I mutter, knowing that... (more »)
One hundred years ago, women were fighting for the right to vote and the opportunity to go to college. Now we have a different problem. Women make up about 60% of people applying for college and earning degrees. However, there are still many more... (more »)
We are all created equal, right? The Constitution says so, Martin Luther King says we are, and most politicians agree. If we are all equal why do we have so many problems?
I can tell you why, we aren’t created equal. Some people are... (more »)
We as humans get influenced in everyday life from our first day as a baby to our last. One of the most strongest influences is our image. If we are pretty, ugly, skinny, fat tall, short, white, black ... (etc).
One of the most truest... (more »)
Discrimination, if you asked a room full of people if they had been taught about discrimination, most would say “yes, about a thousand times”. In school, I can say the same is true for me, but none of those lessons (including the... (more »)
I was in the fifth grade when somebody was first called “gay” in front of me. Being straight out of Catholic school, I was clueless as to what the word meant, but judging by the reaction of the insultee, I assumed it was an insult.
I was in... (more »)
Pitbulls are aggressive but can they be helped?
“Life is wide, limitless. There is no border, no frontier.”-Bruce Lee.
The Pitbull has been a animal of destruction to society but what people don’t understand is that there's always... (more »)
People think that labels and imperfections define a person. They don’t. Just because someone is disabled or has a sickness, or even looks different from the “normal people” doesn’t mean that they are automatically fragile and delicate.... (more »)
Ok everyone seems to have a problem with people who are different and gays are the focus on a lot of it now a days. Why does it matter its not you so leave them alone they love one another and they want to show it. What about drag queens no one... (more »)
Privilege: A special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people.
0. Imagine you are walking down the street alone at night; suddenly two strong hands emerge from the shadows and drag you... (more »)
October, amongst other things, is Black History Month - 31 days where we celebrate people who are black and all of their achievements. It's an inspired idea, isn't it? After the transatlantic slave trade and years of segregation and... (more »)
You capture fireflies in a lidded jar, because you believe they’re beautiful. Eventually, the lights flicker out and they don’t come back on again. The lightning bugs have suffocated. These bugs can be compared to society’s ill treatment of... (more »)
Every now and then, I get this look from people. They tilt their head to the side and ask, “What are you?” By “what” they mean, what's my race or ethnicity. I get this question a lot because of the way I look. When people see me, they... (more »)
From the time we are born, we are told not to mess with things that may harm us. Some of the items make since, such as steak knives and stray animals. Some of the items may not, such as people and anything different than us. Often, more times than... (more »)
The United States and Gabon are the two only countries that allow animal testing on chimpanzees due to the fact that they share a 99% DNA match with human beings. This shows that foreign biomedical scientists are skeptical about... (more »)