Social Media: When Being Plugged In Sometimes Fuels the System, Not Disrupts It

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Recently, I have chosen to take time away from social media (barring this blog). This is something I had considered doing for a while, especially knowing Facebook had been complicit in shutting out Black voices calling out racism. Ironically, I held back from doing this for reasons involving social justice. A lot of my hesitations centered on the concern of whether it would be me exercising my privilege to become less involved in social activity, or taking action when I needed. Continue reading “Social Media: When Being Plugged In Sometimes Fuels the System, Not Disrupts It”

Deliberations: Long-Term Effects of Colonialism Through Time

I received some feedback on my blog post, Deliberations: More Courageous Conversations About Cultural Appropriation, and How to Handle Criticisms. Over all, it was positive. However, there were some points of criticism that I received, and want to take a moment to acknowledge and address. To this end, I am writing a small blurb regarding the long-term effects of colonialism through time in relation to cultural appropriation and historical, cultural erasure. Continue reading “Deliberations: Long-Term Effects of Colonialism Through Time”

Deliberations: More Courageous Conversations About Cultural Appropriation, And How to Handle Criticisms

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When talking about cultural appropriation, one risks incensed Twitter arguments, hate-mobs, and self-entitled internet personalities claiming victimization for merely being asked to give credit to cultures where it is due. Continue reading “Deliberations: More Courageous Conversations About Cultural Appropriation, And How to Handle Criticisms”

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