So You Want to Be More Cultured…

I spent my most recent college semester in Rome, Italy. It was an experience, to say the least. One thing I can tell you for sure is that I learned a lot about my own family’s culture, and, in turn, I became a lot more aware of the other cultures around me back at home…

Hacking Finals Week

We all know this week is going to be horrible. We know that when it’s finals week, your break is really just moving to a different essay. We know that you substitute coffee for water, fruits, vegetables, meats…pretty much everything. So, we’ve compiled a list that might make this week go by a little bit…

Is Capitalism Anti-Democracy?

“Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed,” (Michael Moore). While many people think this is just extremely harsh commentary on a perfectly good system, it really gets down to…

Income Inequality: An Essay

  The level of income inequality in the United States is unjust. Although some levels of inequality will always exist in society, with the large disparity between the upper and working/lower classes, we see a lack of participation in society from those who have less. When it comes to things like voting and asset-building, those…

What is White Privilege and How Does it Work?

White privilege is a complicated thing to define without first looking at how minorities are perceived. Minorities face stereotypes that portray them as lazy, aggressive, primitive, useless, and other negative attributes. Because of these stereotypes, it is harder to assimilate, find a job (often times just because of an “ethnic name”), get an equal education,…

Are We Lacking Positive, Minority Representation in Media?

When a group of people is marginalized, the group in many ways needs to band together to assure that it has a voice, representation, and strength in numbers to actually achieve equality. In many ways, media representation correlates to how society views and treats these minorities. The example of BET comes to mind immediately. A…