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…

Once Upon a White Male Professor

By JANIS MAHNURE May 12, 2018 “This brilliant man who was intrigued by me but not enough to hear me out. Just enough to reel me in and spit out his reality.” Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience, and…

Rosa Parks Day: Stop Being An Abusive Husband, America

By NIDA ALI March 23, 2018 “On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks said one word that put her name down in history books for years to come. She said, “No.” No to racism, no to injustice, no to inhumanity, no…

#MCM: Reasons Why we Love Martin Luther King Jr.

By REV 21 Staff January 15, 2018 “Here are a few of the many things that were established and inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his fellow civil rights activist leaders” In the midst of what can be…

Understanding The Micro-aggressions Towards Black People: What’s The Big Deal?

By SARAH HAKIM August 1, 2017 “I didn’t understand why wanting to feel someone’s hair would be offensive. Couldn’t a person just be curious and want to know more about what they do not know?” I never understood the discrimination…

Trying to Be White: A Social Epidemic

By ITTECA KHAN January 8, 2018 “The skin lightening business garners a monstrous TEN billion dollars a year by exploiting not only personal insecurities but also the global after effects of colonialism and white supremacy.” “With her curly black hair…

The Prison Industrial Complex: Lining Up Pockets by Locking Up People

By ITTECA KHAN November 28, 2017 “The overlapping interests of Government and Industry that use surveillance, policing and imprisonment as solutions to economic political and social problems.”   The Prison Industrial Complex is a structure of society which helps maintain…

America: Where Muhammad Becomes Moe

 By LAMEECE MUSTAFA October 25, 2017 “The first step to becoming a red-blooded part of America is to change your name.  Read more about being Muslim in America HERE or HERE! Herein lies the guide to becoming the perfect American in a Muslim…

Is America’s Racist Past Relevant Today?

By Admin October 16, 2017 “Why is it so important to remember the racist past of America when it comes to dealing with racism today? Why do so many people like to remove that from American history?” In the midst…

The Times I Was Discriminated Against

By OSAMA ALBAYTI October 16, 2017 “I was told by one of the workers that I should go back to Saudi Arabia where they could be more helpful to me.” I don’t think I have been at a position of…

White Privilege Exists: Here’s How We Know

By JONATHAN BRILL October 1, 2017 “Up until 2011, getting caught with one gram of crack (disproportionately favored by poor blacks) got the same sentence as 100 grams of cocaine (disproportionately favored by middle and upper class whites). “ Aside…

Does White Privilege Apply to Light Skin Minorities?

By VICTORIA TAI August 26, 2017 “People think I’m smart, they think I’m safe, they invite me into their homes to help children with subjects like physics, chemistry, and math.”   I feel a lot of positive discrimination: People think…

Dear People of Color: Stop Being Racist

By ROMANA SHAIKH August 23, 2017 “It is imperative to address the prejudice and discrimination among  communities of color, especially among South Asians, the Black and Hispanic community because, let’s face it, it’s a serious problem that many encounter.” “Your…

Do African Immigrants Get Along With the Black Community in America?

By Guest Submission August 12th, 2017 “Based on my own experience as an African immigrant, I would say African immigrants don’t get along with the black community in America.” Based on my own experience as an African immigrant, I would…

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…

Hidden Figures Sheds Light on the Hidden Truths of Today

By MEHER MASALAWALA April 4, 2017 “The much talked about film, Hidden Figures was about the African American women who worked for NASA and helped us get a man into space during the Space War with Russia.” Its difficult to…