When you’re searching for a new home, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. From the location of the home to the number of bedrooms it has, your head will be spinning in no time. However, one factor that you never want to overlook is the zoning laws in a specific area. Zoning laws often affect low income families and racial minorities the most. … [Read more]
Diversity has been a dialogue in the U.S. for decades. In 1920, women were given the right to vote nationally, after almost a century of protests for suffrage. Up until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, segregation was legal across the country, which held up standards of exclusion that permeated American culture across all classes.
This was a little over 50 years ago, and although we are getting closer to equal human rights, the effects of centuries of sexism and racism will continue to influence those in power for decades to come.… [Read more]
The idea of the modern police officer, as we know them, is less than a century old. Nevertheless, it may not surprise you to know that the concept of law enforcement is born out of a deeply rooted connection to racism, slavery, and discrimination that is still plaguing America today.
This news shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone who has been paying attention to recent events.… [Read more]
A few weeks ago many folks in New York City were in an uproar. First because a young man, who lives with his mom in Corona, Queens, is studying engineering at the New York City College of Technology, and has a work-study job was detained by law enforcement stemming from the purchase of a $349 Ferragamo belt at Barneys.… [Read more]
Oh, how the pageant world has changed. Pageants now span all ages, education and socio-economic levels, with everything from Toddlers & Tiaras to our country’s most renowned pageant, Miss America, representing the genre. Yet the one barrier we have consistent trouble overcoming in this arena is the race boundary. Isn’t it amazing that we as a nation can welcome into our homes a beauty queen as unrepentantly ridiculous as Honey Boo-Boo, but a great number of us shudder at the thought of one Nina Davuluri being crowned Miss America.… [Read more]