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  • Get Out Comedy nomination sparks controversy

    “It’s not a movie that can really be put into a genre box,” said Jordan Peele about his debut feature film, Get Out, released earlier this year. Though it can be argued, as Peele mentions, that no clear genre perfectly encapsulates Get Out, it seemed clear to most people that a movie about a rich...

    Forum | December 4, 2017
  • Humanizing white supremacists increases hate

    In the wake of events like the “Unite the Right” Charlottesville, VA rally and last month’s “White Lives Matter” rally in Shelbyville, TN, many people are left wondering how we got to this point. How did the culture of hate in United States politics get so intense that Americans are waving Nazi flags despite the fact that their grandparents and great-grandparents actively fought to defeat Hitler’s...

    Forum | December 4, 2017
  • Historic local elections show the power of voters

    After the elections of 2016, it would be easy to become disillusioned with the idea of representation, to begin doubting that your vote can make a difference. But after a hard year of unethical policies and unintelligible claims from the government, this year’s elections across the country have brought some much-needed hope to America. Those elected to office include many Democrats as well as many...

    Forum | November 20, 2017
  • Egypt’s rape culture shows reach of misogyny

    On Egyptian national television, accomplished Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh said the unthinkable. “I say when a girl walks about [in revealing clothing], it is a patriotic duty to harass her and a national duty to rape her,” he asserted. Al-Wahsh’s comments are perplexing, disappointing, and the sort to spark feelings of indignation in any decent person. What is more upsetting, however, is that t...

    Forum | November 13, 2017
  • Increased border control costs lives and money

    Since the country was founded, the rhetoric of U.S. immigration policy has been a major focus of politicians. This holds especially true for the most recent presidential election cycle. Current U.S. President Donald Trump quite literally made the “wall” — metaphorical or physical — the slogan of his campaign, proposing a supposedly simple and clear-cut strategy to magically solve all the problems ...

    Forum | November 6, 2017