Originally posted on Mariam Sulakian:
For millenniums slavery has infected cultures and civilization around the world, seeping its way into the histories of Babylon, Rome, and the Americas. Yet perhaps no slavery compares to that within the African continent, from which hundreds of millions of humans have been enslaved and trans-continentally exported for centuries, dating…
Three-minute video essay on addiction and eating disorders, relaying our own and our society’s obsession with food, exercise, and numbers. If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder or demonstrates obsessive behavior, visit http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.
Although European rule in Africa has come to an end, racial discrimination in all facets of society still plagues the lives of millions. How can we, then, actually use the knowledge of our world’s history to combat issues of current injustices?
My glass of faith has shattered and I–the prisoner of these walls–fall celled into my destruction. He told me that I must believe and later embrace. He spun my thoughts, my guilt, my lust. And when I needed him he came by my side. He bent down and cradled my body. He raised my broke … More Dusting glass
Is it normal, for it to hurt Your chest in pain from the suffocating jabs of abnormal breaths Your ribs pierce with screams of guilt regret and lost love Does your face cherry-up swollen in fear fear of stopping the knived rivers pounding from your eyes If you stop does the real feeling begin? How do … More aftermath
Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” But what if justice itself is the cause of injustice? Throughout Albert Camus’ The Stranger, justice constantly defies the very ideas upon which it is established–ideas of truth and equitability–and thus betrays Meursault, a simple-minded victim of the system, by punishing … More The Stranger: Injustice to Justice
Bruce Lee once said, “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable” (Lee). Similarly, in The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne documents the … More The Scarlet Letter: A love story?
Mark Twain once said, “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect” (Sharma 120). Similarly, Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn analyzes the prevalent societal prejudices bestowed upon the American community. Although author Julius Lester condemns Twain’s limited and deprecating interpretation of African Americans’ roles within the … More Twain vs. Lester on Adventures of Huckleberry Finn