Mental Health and Racism: How to Live Well Despite Racism

man looking sad mental health and racism

Photo by Mental Health America (MHA) Experiencing discrimination, ridicule, or shame for one’s ethnicity, race, or skin color is a very degrading experience. Due to how much racism is present in the world, mental health and racism have somewhat of a bad connection between them, and many people have their mental health plummeting to the […]

Cultural Appropriation Vs. Appreciation of Black Culture

A group of Africans in their traditional wear, which is often the subject of cultural appropriation.

Photo by Breston Kenya It’s high time for us to discuss why this matters. Cultural appropriation has no plans to stop anytime soon, and it has been the longtime struggle of every black person, not just in America but worldwide. Cultural appropriation is picking apart one cultural aspect that isn’t theirs and mimicking them without […]

‘All Lives Matter’: Uncovering Problems Behind the Concept

A black frame signs with the saying “Your life matters” implying that all lives matter.

Photo by Brett Sayles “All lives matter” is a controversial movement propagated by people who don’t want to pick a side to fight for, especially when it comes to racial injustices. What is the problem behind this concept, and why shouldn’t we subscribe to it? “All lives matter.” You might have heard of it by […]

How Racism Persists Despite Liberalism: What Is Institutional Racism?

Despite seeming equality, institutional racism exists

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto King Bell’s book about life as a citizen of America is an eye-opening look into how racism persists and thrives in the modern era despite ostensibly more progressive and egalitarian policies. Despite the elimination of Jim Crow laws with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, racism hasn’t gone […]

The Problem With Black Representation In Literature

A Black girl looking shocked while holding a book.

Photo by cottonbro studio Various forms of media have come a long way regarding black representation. The challenge is navigating those tropes properly without disrespecting a race maligned by history and colonization. There is an inspiring thought about black people being seen in a standard light in popular media. Every black kid watching a black-led […]

Beyond Color Lines

painted face

Photo by Alexander Grey In reality, most individuals have both good and bad, and everything in between. More importantly, black-and-white thinking limits humanity’s ability to see the truth. Generally, the human race has a vision problem. They only seem to see only two colors at a time. Everything they see and read is filtered through […]

Lessons We Must Learn About Race, Racism, And Racial Justice

Black activist wearing a Vendetta mask.

Photo by Anete Lusina Conversations around racism seem to be constantly shifting these days – and it only shows how important it is to talk about it more than ever. Race, racism, and racial justice are scarce in a country that calls itself the land of the free. Educating non-black people may have been a […]

Racism as an Ageless Issue

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Photo by Leandro Valentino American’t: The Corporate Plantation is among hundreds of materials discussing the pervasiveness of racism. However, despite it being a hot topic, most children remain ignorant. There’s been a heightened intensity of discussions about social injustices—one that has taken most of the limelight centers on racism. Following consecutive brutalities done with race […]

The Whys of Racism: Reasons Why Racism Persists

a photo of people protesting

It’s been years since people have collectively fought against racism. However, in American’t, a book about life as a black person, readers see how this issue persists despite the effort. The question is, why? Due to the various initiatives performed against it: the continuous protests, worldwide acknowledgment of its harmful consequences, and the proliferation of […]

A Writer’s Gift to His Time : A King Bell’s Legacy

A Writer’s Gift to His Time : A King Bell’s Legacy

The greatest gift that a writer can give to their readers are to empower them through words. Being a writer is indeed a responsibility, a responsibility that is very crucial because every writer’s voice is the reflection of his race, country and for his origin. By that being, a writer is a keen observer of […]