For those who are not chronic Netflix binge-watchers, “Dear White People” is a (fairly) new series depicting the various narratives of a group of Black students at an Ivy League school. The show is directed by Justin Simien, and based on his movie of the same name. Ever since the first trailer for the show… Read More (Spoilers) Is Netflix’s “Dear White People” Divisive?
By now the majority of Canadians are aware of the fiery destruction ravaging Fort McMurray, so I will spare you the details. Unfortunately, it is predicted that the fires could continue burning for months. It will take immense time, effort, and money to rebuild Fort McMurray and the surrounding affected areas. It is therefore time… Read More Fort McMurray Relief
Did the triangle trade ever really end? Excerpt of the book Blood and Earth, by Kevin Bales. Source: Your Phone Was Made By Slaves: A Primer on the Secret Economy
By the title of this article, you may be ardently hopeful (or more likely extremely skeptical) that I have found an Utopian solution to make the world a more equal place to live, thus exclaiming “equality is a piece of cake”! I guess to be more specific, I should say equality is like a piece… Read More Equality is a Piece of Cake
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Disney Orlando castle at night. By Veryhuman (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Most of my peers grew up with Disney animated movies. They watched the classics — The Lion King, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast… I didn’t. To this day, I’ve seen a grand total of two Disney animations: Dumbo and The Many…
While I am extremely excited to start analysing and raising awareness about social and political issues in our contemporary world, it would challenge my integrity if I did not give this very important disclaimer, which is to THINK CRITICALLY! Even of those who tell you to think critically (case and point: me). I do try… Read More Thinking Critically