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The Sanitization of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) was a revolutionary during the struggle for civil rights amongst Black Americans. A popular figure whose impact is known throughout the country, culminating in a national holiday, MLK’s legacy is one that has been washed down in its intensity and intention. The American project has oft used Black revolutionaries and leaders to create an appeasement …


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Thanksgiving: A day of mourning

Thanksgiving is a holiday that many equate with family, food, and being grateful for what one has. A federal holiday, Thanksgiving is celebrated to mark early colonists (pilgrims) supposed feast with Native Americans. The reality, however, is far from this.  Thanksgiving is known to have originated from the encounters that white colonists had with the indigenous Wampanoag tribe in the …


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New Prime Minister of the UK: the farce of representation

The United Kingdom has recognized its new Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak. Sunak is the former UK chancellor, and has become the first non-white British prime minister.  Many in the South Asian community are celebrating Sunak’s appointment, hailing it as a “win” for South Asians, indicating that now that the UK is run by a non-white person, that decolonization is in …