Category: Race & Ethnicity

Black Lives Matter: Social Creation Not Transformation

One of the integral threads of American history and society is social reformation. The young country has endured everything from abolitionism to the suffrage of women; each movement shifted the American way of life. Currently, the primary social call for change is Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter is an effort to bring equality about

Bogart – Extreme Makeover: Hipster Edition

No, not the charming actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age or a misspelled variant of a Harry Potter monster; this is a much less mainstream cultural phenomenon. Bogart Street is a growing and thriving center of culture in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, specifically, hipster culture. Of course, hipster-ness is a strange paradox; to

Ousting Orientalism

espite the progress made in spreading awareness of social injustices, the raging argument of where to draw the line in the “appreciation vs. appropriation” debate has led to a misguided understanding of the nature of Orientalism and how it looks in the modern day. By examining the criticism over Victoria’s Secret and comparing it to