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Myth Busters: Reverse Racism
With the recent events occurring in Baltimore, Maryland, I've heard multiple white people argue that when a white person gets shot by a black officer, there is no uproar. Let me tell you one thing, reverse racism is nonexistent. This fight is not simply bec...

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Leelah's Law
Transgender teens currently have one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. Conversion therapy is a major factor in this statistic. It is obvious that these conversion therapists do nothing but harm youth and have often driven some, like Leelah Alcorn,...

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Why Feminism Is So Important
"Are you a feminist?" "No, I'm an egalitarian." Believe it or not, this conversation actually occurred. You can imagine the look on my face when he told me that he was an advocate of equality for all, but not a supporter of equality for the sexes. It is hon...

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Stay In Your Lane
Something that has really caught my attention in the past few months is the cultural appropriation going on in the media. A trend that needs to be stopped is the privileged taking credit for things that black culture created. With people such as Kylie Jenne...

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Black Lives Matter
Nearly 322 African Americans have been killed by police as of April 11th. Former U.S. Coast Guard Walter Scott has been added to the devastating list. On the morning of April 4th, a fatal altrecation began between Officer Michael Slager and Scott after a ro...

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Boys Will Be Boys
Well what were they wearing? Is the answer to this question supposed to justify the crime? If someone is sexually assaulted, is the rapist simply given a slap on the wrist and sent home if the victim was just showing some skin? In multiple public schools ac...
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