What does racism look like in 2021?

What does racism look like in 2021?

There are terms used to describe the racism plaguing our country that some may or may not have heard before, like systemic racism, structural racism, white privilege, and white fragility. They define the Black experience in America, but what do these term

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No children here - How 'adultification' kills childhood, one Black girl at a time

No children here - How 'adultification' kills childhood, one Black girl at a time

Social norms. The unspoken law dictating acceptable and appropriate behavior. They place the expectations for your social group directly on your shoulders before you can realize what it would mean not to fit in that box, or that there is even a box to fit

Black women, Black Trans women, and MURDER

Black women, Black Trans women, and MURDER

In 2020, 350 Transgender people were killed worldwide. A fifth of them were in their own homes, and 44 of these killings happened here in the United States. This year has already produced a more than 100% increase in these murders in this country, and we

Seattle LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations respond to Chauvin verdict

Seattle LGBTQ+ leaders and organizations respond to Chauvin verdict

"I can't breathe." Those were among the last words of George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who died last May at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. A jury concluded on April 20

Intersectionality and the unique predicament of Black women

Intersectionality and the unique predicament of Black women

Clear and rigorous battles have been fought against both racism and sexism since the abolishment of slavery and the adoption of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Slaves went to war, damn near freeing themselves, and women grabbed America by its Cons

.Strange fruit

.Strange fruit

"With sound body and mind, I'm here to tell you right now, if my body is found hanging from a tree, I did not commit suicide, I was murdered."

Making monsters of the innocent

Making monsters of the innocent

If you consider that one person on death row has been proven innocent for every nine people executed in the US, it becomes easy to see the alarming rate at which innocent people have been sentenced to death. People have a habit of viewing all death row in

A history of medical nightmares

A history of medical nightmares

It is 2021 and we are experiencing a health crisis. A pandemic has spread across our country and the world, affecting civilizations in a myriad ways. COVID-19 has spent over a year imposing new restrictions on the lives of millions.

Black trans service members welcome chance to again serve openly

Black trans service members welcome chance to again serve openly

Transgender US Navy Corpsman Akira Wyatt rises at 6 a.m. at Camp Pendleton each day to see sailors and marines for sick calls, and today she does so a little easier.

History: Big enough for all of us

History: Big enough for all of us

What began as Negro History Week in 1929 has blossomed into Black History Month. Over the last 92 years, this has provided schoolchildren, teachers, and other adults with information that would have otherwise gone unknown to them. People like Martin Luthe

History: On repeat

History: On repeat

Our school system's history books have had a way of honoring our nation's triumphs while excluding its biggest mistakes. If you factor in how many times quotes like "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" circulate, you would think

OP-ED: The issue of Black hair

OP-ED: The issue of Black hair

For over four hundred years natural Black hair has been stigmatized and viewed as unacceptable in professional workplaces as well as within society's beauty standards. Discrimination against natural Black hair is an issue of historical relevance that has

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020: A year in review for Seattle's LGBTQIA+ community

2020. I'm eager to turn the page not because I believe all the hype that 2021 will make everything better for my community or myself, but because with the new year comes new hope.