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The Emergence of the UK 'Imperfect' Soul

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In British television, particularly reality television or talent contests, there is a repeated trope that black female contestants fall into. The ‘soulful’ black woman, she can power through ballads, her style is gospel, her vocal abilities surpass those she is competing with. 443 more words

Music

Divide and Conquer

On the way to and from work every day, I’ve been listening to Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom. He’s a wonderful storyteller, and the narrative segues smoothly between his experiences growing up in South Africa, running away from home to avoid a forced marriage, and settling in Johannesburg, finally becoming an attorney. 550 more words

Long Walk To Freedom

Inequality in America

Whenever I see people passionately insist that women and minorities are “not second class citizens” in America – that they all have the same rights and representation as white males – so there is no longer any need to march in support of their rights and equality, I find that baffling. 2,258 more words

Representation

Lines in the sand

It is difficult to not endorse divisive race relations. You can’t make it all one or pretend that we are not different in every possible way. 225 more words

Ole Miss: An SEC Case Study

“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” 3,409 more words

Should I wear a safety pin?

“As a show of support, groups of people across America are attaching safety pins to their lapels, shirts and dresses to signify that they are linked, willing to stand up for the vulnerable” says the New York Times.  143 more words

Gay Rights