America The Melting Pot: “No, Where are You Really From?”

By HARITH MORGAN July 5th, 2018 “The nature of America being a “melting pot” or a “fruit salad” means that it is a country which people from around the globe flock to, bringing incredible cultural influences and contributions to the…

Cultural Appropriation: What is It and Why is It a Problem

By ALISON SUMMERFIELD June 23rd, 2018 “The intent in cultural appreciation is usually benign but as it moves to the appropriation it becomes more exploitative. But motives are often mixed, sometimes subconscious and what’s perceived as appropriation could have been…

How War Can Influence Culture By Creating an Imbalance in Populations

By Alexey Tereshchenko January 20, 2017 “After the war, no job was difficult for a Russian woman.” War can have a huge affect on society and the roles of the people within it. Under the circumstances of war, Russia showed…

Is India Obsessed With Westernization?

By BEN A. WISE December 23, 2017 “This westernization phenomenon is not unique to India. It is prevalent in most of today’s so-called “developing world.” This westernization phenomenon is not unique to India. It is prevalent in most of today’s…

Shea Moisture Ad Fail: Fighting Hair Hate with Hair Hate

By YANNISE JEAN June 15, 2017 “There aren’t many beauty brands created and designed specifically for black hair, so it was shocking to many consumers that the ad did not feature any black women with “kinky” hair.” Last month the…

23 and Divorced: Why South Asian Marriages Need a Reconsideration

By ROMANNA SHAIKH June 10th, 2017 “Although marriage is something that should last a long time (sometimes forever), this does become an issue for people who aren’t happy and want to get out of the union.” If you’re South Asian…

Chinese New Year: More Than Red Envelopes and Festivities

By CATELEN WU February 3, 2017 “Happy Chinese New Year 2017: The Year of the Rooster. The new year has begun and will last until Feb 15, 2018.” The Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival which marks the start…