Tag: #identity

WE’RE ALL SOMETHING: HOW MUCH DOES ETHNICITY MATTER

  “Does it really matter.” my identity In a society like America where the population is so diverse, we all live in this country comprising of different ethnic groups. You would think a place that consist of so many different people we would understand…

SHARE THE WEALTH: SHOULD WE SHARE EACH OTHERS CULTURE

“Appropriation or credit?” we the people As a citizen living in the United States, you always hear the term “cultural appropriation.” And I understand the ramifications connected to the appropriation of ones culture. And the reality of it all is this, should we share…

IDENTITY: THE IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG CULTURAL IDENTITY

“A name, a religion, an identity.” ┬áso so important In a world where social and political strife has been erupting lately, what is the significance of having an identity on a ethnic level mean to you? Because I can speak for my myself coming…

BLACK EXPECTATIONS: HOW LOW STANDARDS FOR BLACK MEN HAVE MADE ME PUSH BACK HARD

“You’re supposed to fail!” As a Black male in society, I have noticed something since I was a young boy. And that is that we are not only expected to fail, but almost encouraged to fail. And what it has done to me was…

LETTING GO: HARDSHIPS OF PUSHING CHILDREN INTO THE WORLD

“They’re not going to be young forever.” When growing up, parents are very protective of their young. Understandably so because it’s your job to protect them. But at some point in time that parent has to let go and let their child have their…

BE AMERICAN; REALLY! WHY EXPRESSING ETHNIC PRIDE IS THE REAL AMERICA

“We are not everyone else, we are us.” In the United States, we always tell people to stop qualifying themselves by these different ethnic groups. But in my opinion, we are this country because of our ambiguous racial makeup. We say stuff like, “Drop…

UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME: FEELING BEAUTIFUL IN A BLACK BODY

“Have your pigment ever made you feel less than?” As a Black male growing up in the United States my mother taught me at young the uphill battle of dealing with a certain demographic of people. A certain demographic that might not like simply…