Why Team USA’s Diversity Matters

While watching Team USA during the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, I was on the edge of my seat. There were a whopping 242 athletes proudly walking in, the most of any nation ever. On top of that, the group was very diverse, boasting 108 women, the largest amount internationally. Eleven African-Americans and … Continue reading

#TakeAKnee

Amidst all the pain and anguish, the discrimination and fright, a movement blazes on in the US. Starting in San Francisco, #TakeAKnee has spread throughout America, as NFL players protest police brutality during the National Anthem. Colin Kaepernick began this influential gesture last year when he refused to stand for the National Anthem, an act … Continue reading

Be a Voice. Not an Echo.

The world suffers greatly ­not from the violence of the wicked, but from the silence of the virtuous. We are told to trust a system where one’s personal background, race, gender, and appearance is judged before ruling out the actual law. The brainwashing of people has obscured the realities of a criminally unjust court system. … Continue reading

#BlackOnCampus – American University

I have been privileged enough to go to a school much more tolerant than Missouri, Yale, or Howard. However, tolerance doesn’t always equate with acceptance. There may not be as big of an issue here at American University, but there are underlying problems. Recently, I was in the library doing homework and I overheard some … Continue reading

Kim Davis, Times Have Changed

Prior to the Supreme Court ruling of June 26th, only 15 out of 50 of the United States had not yet passed a law legalizing same-sex marriage. Kentucky was one of those states. What this means is that little less than three months ago, any clerk working within Kentucky could legally reject a gay couple’s … Continue reading