Prejudice

by / on December 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm / in Culture, Education, Miscellaneous, Philosophy, Prejudice, Society

Reverse Racism: A Credible Argument?

Yesterday, I had a discussion with a friend who was upset that he (a white man) had been discriminated against because he “didn’t get scholarship funding for school, but many minorities did because there are special programs set-up to improve their chances to get in for them — but not for him.” He continued on this whole rant of ‘reverse […]

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by / on December 6, 2014 at 8:12 pm / in Art, Body, Celebrities, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Entertainment, Gender, Prejudice, Psychology

White Supremacy, Reality TV, and The African-American Woman

The history of African-American women in America is one in which there has been much joy and a lot of pain. It is not easy being a woman in this society, particularly an African-American woman because they have three strikes against them. They are women, strike one. They belong to a class that is associated with poverty and welfare, strike two. […]

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by / on November 20, 2013 at 4:48 am / in Body, Culture, Gender, Miscellaneous, Prejudice, Sexuality, Taboo Jive Writing Contest Winners

No One is Born a Man

Will I ever be a real man? I can feel my breasts moving inside my binder, rubbing together, I feel so uncomfortable. I struggle to breathe. I close my eyes to clear my head but then I fear someone may hurt me.

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by / on November 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm / in Culture, Education, Prejudice, Society

Ignorance in Education: Black Panther Party vs. KKK

Via: Jamie Green Over the course of a few days, I’ve been learning about cults in my forensic psychology class. During this class, my professor made a slide in power point about extremist groups. In this slide, the KKK and the Black Panther Party were lumped together. My professor stated that “the KKK started with a bunch of guys in […]

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by / on August 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm / in Body, Gender, Media, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Transgender, Media Ignorance and Suicide

Via: Zoe Creasey Growing up, I’ve always known the best way to get through life is to treat others in the same way you would want to be treated yourself. Like Ellen Degeneres says: “be kind to one another”. Its a fairly simple and straightforward logic that every human being should have within them. Which is why it makes me […]

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by / on June 18, 2013 at 9:19 am / in Culture, Editorials, Philosophy, Prejudice, Society, Women's issues

The Weight of Feminism

“As a society, we encourage girls and women to be emotionally accessible, and in touch with their feelings; we say that it’s an innately feminine trait. We say it, that is, until they have feelings that make us uncomfortable, at which point we recast them as melodramatic harpies, shrieking banshees, and basket cases.” – Tori Amos Call me a feminist. Go […]

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by / on May 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm / in Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Prejudice, Relationships, Religion, Sexuality, Society

Bisexuality, Sin and Self-destruction

By: Valarie Clark Why is it that over 40% of bisexual people have considered suicide?  The answer is a complex one, and I do not intend to speak for all bisexuals when I tell you a little of my own story.  I can speak to a few of the reasons that will resonate with folks who have been raised in a […]

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by / on March 16, 2013 at 2:24 pm / in Art, Country, Culture, Current Events, Dysfunctional family dynamics, Education, Entertainment, Facebook Fan pages, Gender, Prejudice, Religion, Sexuality, The Pen Prostitute, Uncategorized

Q&A With Poet James Schwartz On Being Q&A

James Schwartz is the author of The Literary Party: Growing up Gay and Amish In America, a work of poems and short stories.   His poetry can also be found in Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets On the Mid-Western Experience, Milk and Honey Siren: A Nostrovia! Poetry Anthology and All Poetry is Prayer: A Fire Anthology.  He is currently at […]

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by / on February 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm / in Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Prejudice, Psychology

Triple Consciousness and the Black Woman

W.E.B Du Bois was a brilliant man. He was an important contributing factor to the new social science named sociology and one of the greatest writers of the African American experience. He introduced the concept of “Double Consciousness”, the way that African Americans viewed themselves, individually and as a group, through the eyes of the society they live in. “It […]

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by / on January 6, 2013 at 1:16 pm / in Alternative Healing/ Holistic Medicine, Art, Body, Censorship, Miscellaneous, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

NATURISTS: The Taboo of Being Nude

Just imagine living the leisure life with no clothes on–golfing, swimming, and sitting at the tiki bar enjoying that margarita naked as a jaybird, a life where the phrase “no shirt, no shoes, no services” doesn’t exist.  How the hell do you play strip poker at one of these clubs?  Thought provoking, isn’t it? As a person who chooses the […]

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