The falsehood of the American Dream is that if you work hard enough, succeed in school and develop skills, then you will move up the socio-economic ladder. In reality, the children of my generation are more likely to fall beneath their parent’s class level when they become independent adults. Children are prepared in K-12th grade … Continue reading Falsehoods of the American Dream
Who I am? I am Alexxis Peterson I am a Black woman, raised by single Black mother, loved and guided by my older brother, and cared for by my grandmother. Before me, Sacrifice was something that happened often. Mama gave up her life in Chicago and left her baby’s father, Grandma left her Mama … Continue reading Who I am
A poem written in a time of immense emotional weight, trying to articulate feelings that come with oppression and depression.
"Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires." - Lao-Tzu, Tao Te Ching For a lot of us, our perception of simplicity is scrambled by the complexity of life. The problem is, as time progresses so does the speed of life. How does this relate to how … Continue reading Simple Living
By M. Hong I never expected to feel the gravity of a new beginning until I was going through one; I have always been the kind of person to harp on the past, and not let go of old grudges. My new beginning started right after I graduated high school, and I was beyond ecstatic … Continue reading The Beauty of Art and New Beginnings
By T. L. Kirschenmann Before I dive in, I want to tell you about what the Ummah is. It is essentially the entire Muslim community. In Islam, we are all one big global community, calling peers brothers and sisters and elders aunties and uncles. We have a miniature Davis ummah that I have become extremely … Continue reading Finding Your Ummah
By Sara Cadona Still today we face the problems of marginalization of oppressing certain races based on their culture, language and color. The Latinx community is every person that identify themselves with being Latin (Blay, 2016). This term of Latinx is gender neutral and makes it easier when talking about a whole community (Blay, 2016). … Continue reading Current Marginalization of the Latinx Community