Some successful individuals open doors for people to follow behind them. Others, meanwhile, slammed the doors shut.
It is easy to understand people lacking empathy for struggles they’ve not experienced. It is harder to understand a lack of empathy from those who have overcome systemic injustices.
What happens when these unempathetic achievers become policymakers and media influencers? For better or worse, their impact on the American political landscape is no longer hypothetical.
Herman Cain and the Art of Denial
Herman Cain was born in 1945 and grew up “poor but happy” in the historically racist Deep South. His meteoric rise…
You are a woman with a man inside watching a woman. You are your own voyeur — Margaret Atwood
I recently started using social media again after a long break, Twitter being my app of choice for it’s jokes, memes and stories as well as finding opportunities, writing advice and support. During my hours of endless scrolling I couldn’t help but notice the constant appearances of nude and bikini selfies that showed up on my feed. I’m not conservative, prudish or sex negative but I was surprised by the amount of exhibitionism. Even thinking about critiquing these posts made me…
words by Maryam Perez
“You are welcome to come home to yourself” she instructs the viewer while standing on a beach seemingly floating in a mass of white fabric. Black is King, a young man’s journey of self discovery starts with an invitation to return to the place where life began. She goes on to acknowledge the viewer’s pain of feeling insignificant in this world and how hard it is to change. The chorus repeats “You are bigger than what they allowed us to see”. This film doesn’t do subtle, every scene grabs your attention, every song is a call…
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