Netflix is selling a new Jared Leto film using some of the oldest Hollywood stereotypes.
I never wanted to invite people over to my house because I thought that they would take one look at our shabby one-story home in what they would call the “ghetto” and go running back to their perfect, suburban, gated communities.
Growing up I was confused about of who I was. I lived in a racist neighborhood around 35th Ave in…
“Even though it’s lonely, that actually makes me work harder. I feel like us being in the computer science major is going to open up doors for younger women of color to go in.”
I learned about microaggressions on Wednesday. Now I realize that the little jokes that we make have larger impact.
Oakland is in the epicenter of the tech boom and it’s the locals who are feeling the repercussions.
My teachers have made comments about my socioeconomic background and the “obstacles I must overcome.” Although these comments did not come with intentional insult, the lack of cultural awareness is what attributes to this problem.
The Oscars have never been a big deal to me. The few times I’ve caught the show on TV, it seems like a small group of people celebrating themselves. Of course, they’re famous, wealthy, and mostly white. As a teenager and a person of color, it’s never felt relevant.
In this audio soundscape, Youth Radio poet and artist Shyra Gums compares Oakland’s diversity to a giant pot of gumbo, with beautiful, interesting ingredients.