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  • Annual Grammy Awards fails in representation

    Each year, the Grammys spark heated debate. In recent years much of the discussion has been centered around diversity and for good reason. Only a handful of black artists have won the three most prestigious awards — Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Record of the Year — while many have been pigeonholed into categories like hip-hop, R&B, and “urban contemporary.” In fact, only one hip-hop ar...

    Forum | February 5, 2018
  • MeToo movement deserves greater coverage

    The national and public conversation about sexual harassment started for many with a New York Times notification on their phone that linked to a story, written by Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, that detailed instances of abuse and sexual misconduct at the hand of powerful producer Harvey Weinstein. Much of the public conversation has been built on the backs of powerful reporting done by hardworki...

    Forum | January 29, 2018
  • 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