The Psychology of Racism

“America is not a stranger to the issue of racism. With its history of African American slavery and segregation, America has come a long way since the more explicitly racist policies of our past, but racist ideals and biases are still going strong today. These ideals and biases help create a more subtle, systemic racism,…

SJE Update

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on what’s going on with SJE. We’ve taken a bit of a break from the website to figure out what our next steps would be and to plan events. We’re currently planning an all-black panel for next semester, as well as some cool activities and panels for…

Portrait of an SJU Leader Pt. II

There seems to be a petition going around asking students to support bringing solar panels to our Queens campus. I spoke to Carissa Herb, environmental science major and president of the Earth Club, about why this initiative is so important, and the importance of making changes to help the Earth. Read the interview under the…

Portrait of an SJU Leader

Hey, Johnnies! Today is the day we vote for our 2017-2018 student government. I got the awesome chance to interview Tahmir Williams, candidate for VP and president of our chapter of the NAACP. Read it under the cut and don’t forget to vote!

Portrait of a Millennial: Part 1

Portrait of a Millennial¬†will be a new series featured on the website where we interview other students around the world about race, religion, dating, education, homophobia, sexism, and much more. We’ve been getting ready for a while now to put this content out into the world and we really hope you enjoy it.

Meeting #2 Notes

Here are some notes from last Thursday’s meeting: We watched the Adam Ruins Immigration video which aimed to dispel common myths about illegal or undocumented immigrants. You can read the main points with some listed sources here. I’m reaching out to some groups to figure out when we can team up for an event or…

Notes from First Official Meeting

3/9/17 During this meeting, we discussed marketing techniques, topics for future discussions, and possible events we can hold. We’re going to work on creating flyers to distribute and hang up around campus. We’re going to market this organization as a lax learning environment where we can openly discuss issues relevant to us and learn about…

“This Modest Mom” and Modern Homophobia

This is in response to this post.¬†In essence, this Christian mother is boycotting Disney and the new Beauty and the Beast film because she thinks they are pushing an “LGBT Agenda” and Jesus told her she isn’t allowed to spend money on things that show queer people as being normal.

International Women’s Day Statement

While I, as a non-binary identifying person, have a really hard time connecting to my own sense of womanhood, the people around me still view me and treat me as they would a woman. Thus, I understand the oppression. Being treated like I don’t know as much; like I can’t go as far; like I…

Food Desert Lesson Plans

On Wednesday morning I was called into my old junior high school to teach a few classes. I’d done that a few times before and it’s always a pleasure to get to talk to young students about how they can make a difference in the world. I was unsure of what to discuss with the…

Why Conservative Immigration Reform Doesn’t Work

Since Trump was elected president, I’ve been hearing a lot of conversations about his wall, deportations, and undocumented citizens in general. People claim that this wall would keep Mexican people out; that deporting undocumented citizens works and that we only deport undocumented criminals; that these criminals depress wages and take American jobs; and that all…