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Do American beauty standards uphold white supremacy? Do BIPOC struggle with body positivity because they truly believe something is wrong with their bodies, or is it that America is encapsulated in an exclusive standard of appearance? A standard that perpetuates supremacy and suppresses equality. A standard centered in European ideals and white presence. A standard that influences the beautiful, vast colors, shapes, and sizes that share and make the space of this nation to idolize...

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How have the inequities in the workforce progressed? I interviewed a healthcare worker who has been a working civilian longer than I’ve been alive; curious if the systems have improved economic conditions for women of color, like herself.  “It’s actually gotten worse.”  Marnesha Hords, 48, expressed how the barriers she’s faced in work spaces throughout her life resembled that of former generations. Older generations, who she remembers advocating for the same equitable conditions demanded today. ...

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We know that schools are under stress financially. The pandemic has caused the school we ‘once knew’ to come to a stop. I can empathize with the idea that school administrators may be stressed right now, as they are the ones responsible for keeping the logistics underwraps. I can also offer compassion to the idea that private schools may be suffering most, figuring their finances aren’t supported by the state. But does this validate the...

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A “Proud Boys” leader has been sentenced to five months in jail this past week for setting a Black Lives Matters flag on fire… A Black Lives Matters banner was torn down from a historic Black church in Washington, D.C., in which Proud Boys leader, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio is now facing five months in jail for. Tarrio was sentenced on Monday, August 22nd, expressing apologies to the court during his sentencing. The event happened way...

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A South Minneapolis “staple,” the CC Club, has been facing racist allegations over the past couple of years. Patrons sharing that the long-time business is “not as it used to be.” The “diving bar,” as the business calls itself, is located in Minneapolis’ bustling area known as Uptown. Uptown has been the site of on-going protests following the death of Winston Smith, who was surrounded and shot by US Marshals in an Uptown parking ramp,...

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Saint Paul’s Rondo community was never the same after the I-94 highway was constructed right through it; tearing apart a once united bustling Black neighborhood. From the mid-50s through the 1960s, this primarily Black community suffered tremendously during the construction timeframe, as many were forced to relocate outside of what was Saint Paul’s biggest Black neighborhood. Not to mention with little to no compensation offered towards the transition. Rondo was the epicenter of Black excellence...

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Let’s talk about colorism. Colorism is the source of the many insecurities I work to heal and unlearn in the process of loving myself. I was a little girl when I experienced colorism for the first time, and I didn’t understand the long-term effects of what I’d internalized until I got older. Through colorism, I experienced body dysmorphia, a condition where one sees themselves differently than how they are perceived by others. My round, West-African...

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Cities should end the aggressive enforcement of quality-of-life ordinances. Arresting, fining, and jailing homeless people for acts related to their survival is not only cruel; it also funnels formerly incarcerated people back through the “revolving door” of homelessness and punishment, which reduces their chances of successful reentry at great cost to public safety. – The Prison Policy Why aren’t criminals receiving the proper resources necessary to be better civilians post sentence? Where is the compassion...

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