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Sometimes when I write an opinion piece on an issue, I do not really give a definitive answer to that issue so much as raise questions over it. This article will be one such time. If this article were about my position on Israel’s settlements in Palestine, it would have been very easy to write because I...

I love Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda.” It’s a fun song with a great beat. I might even say that it’s one of her best singles. Minaj is doing through music what most of us do physically and verbally – expressing her sexuality. It’s completely natural, and she can do it however she wants provided no one is harmed or forced against his or her will in the process. “Anaconda”...

Political Action Committees influence the votes of thousands of Americans — but how? The answer is simple: by mobilizing its bankroll and digging into its deep pockets to persuade the electorate through rhetoric. Although this means of campaigning is perfectly legal, some members of congress are fed up with the current state of PAC-led gridlock and are vying for a constitutional...

Humans are in a perpetual race to find explanations for Earth’s creation and our being. The earliest and seemingly most primitive answer we have produced...

“Marriage is … the most natural state of man, and therefore the state in which you are most likely to find solid happiness … It is the...

Whenever I write an op-ed, I always remind myself that I should not rant à la Kanye West. This is a subject, however, that has drained all of the patience I could possibly have and has caused all of my restraint to vanish. Recently, I decided to visit a good friend who has been interning in Atlanta. After frolicking around embracing the rich Atlanta culture, we went to...

The looting in Ferguson is, at its root, a rational response of a people who have been economically oppressed for years and driven to anger by police terrorism. Looting has the same root causes as all crime within poor minority communities: lack of access to productive capital and housing ghettoization. It demands to be treated as an economic inevitability, not as a mental...

When an issue enters the national conversation, whether it be the crisis in Gaza or the events in Ferguson or the epidemic of school shootings in this country, certain pro-life activists engage in a move I call “the abortion feint.” It goes a little something like this: “You think that’s bad? Over a million babies are aborted in this country each year! What do...

I firmly believe that there comes a point in the life of every “color-blind” black individual that reveals to them that they’re actually black. See, growing up with a diverse life can kind of make you ignorant to the truth, but this summer, if I did not come to realize anything, I was taught, “Rachel, you are black.” All of my life I have been the chameleon,...

I believe that it is a good argument to look at racism in gay culture. There are actually many white gay men who do not and would not dare to date a black...