I started to fully appreciate the other part of my identity beyond boxes on the demographic section on an application.
We cannot let political leanings stifle our innate sense of decency.
It’s like a competition: whoever sleeps the least wins. Functioning with little to no sleep is like a badge of honor, a display of invincibility.
It is your right, and this is what Laymon teaches me, to own your life.
If people didn’t know that I was going to a prestigious college, then what was all this work for?
Over 4 million people reside in these territories and most Americans are oblivious about their situation.
I’m not just saying that the people with the most power neglect the narrative of the black girl, though they do. I’m saying that we, as a society, fail to take black girlhood seriously.
I came to the United States so that I would avoid falling victim to an education system based on standardized and rigid deliverance of knowledge.
Considering the chaos of corruption Brazil has endured over the last few decades, he might, just might, be exactly what the country needs.
Jews straddle the eroded precipice of whiteness, with one hand reaching into its abyss. It is necessary to name the system of white supremacy of which anti-Semitism is one face.
If Democrats are to win over Trump’s rural, working-class coalition — which will be essential for a successful 2020 outcome — they must take concrete stances on these social issues that helped Trump win in 2016 and helped Republicans keep the Senate in the midterms.
It would be easy to credit Trump’s tweets for every tactful or tactless exercise in misdirection. But these distractions are sown by all sides, and finger-pointing is not unique to one party.
Donors to universities should expand access to education, not exacerbate the imbalance between institutions.
Not partying doesn’t mean that I don’t know how to have a good time or that I waste my nights cooped up in my room.
It’s a sad fact that practicing your religion in a place of worship has become an act people are scared to perform.
The President has shown, once again, that he’s willing to do whatever it takes (even if it means putting the well-being of more than a million immigrants on the line) to get what he wants.
Bisexual people have trouble finding their place in straight circles without being fetishized or objectified, and in LGBTQ spaces they are thought of as only partially queer. As a result, I usually feel uncomfortable in my own skin no matter where I am.
The crushing part was that I wanted to be more than just Batman. I wanted to be “white” Batman. The “real” Batman. I hated being “Asian” Batman.
On FaceTime with a friend from high school, right after an Instagram official couple post on my part, she teased me, “What happened to ‘I hate labels, relationships are a burden, freshman year is for the girls’ Kaliyah?”
The strangest thing about speaking another language is all the tiny ways you are estranged from yourself.