Tag: Race Relations

The University Professor Who Is Still Trying Not to Vomit

Drexel University Associate Professor George Ciccariello-Maher is under fire once again for posting an inflammatory tweet. His message about “trying not to vomit” because someone offered their first-class seat to a uniformed soldier caused an uproar on Twitter. In an interview with Fox News, the professor appeared to be interested in supporting the troops, but… Read More

Controversial Painting Reflecting Brutal Murder of Emmett Till Ignites Protest

“Open Casket” by artist Dana Schutz, is a painting being showcased at the 2017 Whitney Biennial located at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, NY. Peaceful protesters have been taking turns standing directly in front of the painting to obscure its view as they believe it is exploitative and disrespectful to black… Read More

Susan Sontag’s Question “What’s Happening in America?” Still Relevant

More than 50 years ago, critical essayist Susan Sontag penned this question to a country wrought with issues in need of attention. Today, her question persists in relevance as we face a new presidential administration, yet continue to face problems centuries old. Sontag pointed to the problems of racism, sexism, and the need to dominate… Read More

Beyoncé gets caught in cultural appropriation debate

Beyonce in Coldplay video

Every year, it seems at least one celebrity finds themselves on the wrong side of the cultural appropriation debate. We have seen Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry and others accused of culturally appropriating other cultures, that is borrowing aspects of cultures that are not theirs without giving respect to the origin of the style choice.… Read More