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A writer who focuses on pieces about race, politics, culture, and technology — among other topics. Editor-in-chief of Perceive More!

Gay white men have a tendency to latch onto their homosexuality when they are asked to be held accountable for their whiteness.

I remember my first crush in elementary school was on a white boy. There was something so alluring and charming about him and white boys in general. The idea of dating any other race didn’t even cross my mind. Middle and high school would see me having crushes on just white boys. By the time I got to college and started to use dating apps like Grindr and Tinder, my preferences were pretty set on white men. It’s not that I didn’t find other races to be attractive, I just always wanted to be with a white man.

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A publication dedicated to challenging and creating new perceptions.

Perceive More! strives to be a publication that features pieces that challenge our perception and broadens our understanding of complex issues in the world. From race, culture, politics, and more, the publication will offer takes on various topics and attempt to do what is often hard, see things from the other side. The publication is open to any and all perceptions and encourages healthy debate so that we can all learn from each other. Want to be a part of Perceive More!?

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It’s about time men understand that their position of power has made them become weak.

As a gay man, I’ve often found myself telling my girlfriends that I know my sex is problematic. To a degree, I understand the troublesome things that men put people through on a regular basis, while still recognizing that I have male privilege. So it came as no surprise to me that Billie Eilish was on the cover of British Vogue showing her beautiful body for one of the first times and proclaiming that men can be very weak. …


The Minnesota officer that fatally shot Daunte Wright announced their resignation while Wright will be forever gone.

Just recently, my car registration expired and I didn’t realize it until I started driving to my mom’s house. My mom lives 40 miles away from me, but I immediately started to get very anxious. I did not want to get pulled over. I have come to not trust the police. I can’t differentiate between which ones are good and bad, and all it takes is one interaction with a bad cop to be another national headline. While I was able to renew my registration shortly after I got to my mom’s, the same cannot be said for Daunte Wright…


The Kardashian/Jenner family have created such warped realities of body image that even they can’t manage it.

Earlier this week an unedited picture of Khloe Kardashian landed up on social media. The unapproved image was posted to social media by mistake by an assistant. Khloe and her team were trying to get the photo removed citing copyright infringement. On Wednesday, attempting to take matters into her own hands, Khloe posted on social media with the caption ‘PS Yes I did a live to show you all this isn’t photoshopped’. In typical Kardashian fashion, Khloe believed that by taking control of the narrative she could convince people she did in fact love her body. …


In their quest for white validation, acceptance, and wealth, Black influencers like Candace Owens and Christian Walker align themselves with conservatism believing themselves to be on equal footing with white people.

Black Social Conservatism is an oxymoron. It doesn't align with the reality faced by African-Americans. Conservatism, at its core, is about individual liberty. Social conservatism seeks to instill traditional power structures in place by reversing or stemming the direction of change. In reality, trying to maintain traditional power structures would encourage a system that keeps white people on top. Why would Black people encourage such a system? Influencers like Candace Owens and Christian Walker show that embracing ideologies that harm Black people enriches them in the process. …


Time featuring Elliot Page on the cover of their magazine follows a similar playbook of cis media gatekeepers embracing queerness through the lens of white people.

Elliot Page can be seen on the cover of Time with the phrase, ‘‘I’m fully who I am’’. It’s an exciting moment for the transgender community to be embraced again by cis media. However, it is another example of the transgender story being told through the lens of a white person.

A quick Google search of ‘transgender people on the cover of magazines’ features only two People of Color in the top search — Laverne Cox and Indya Moore. Yet, there are countless images of white transgender people in magazines. …


If a Person of Color claims that there is racism in their workplace, then we need to believe them.

Prince William recently spoke up on the allegations made by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their bombshell interview with Oprah. The couple claimed that there was racism deeply ingrained in the Royal Family and the “Firm” that upholds the institution. When asked by Sky News on Thursday about the claims made against the family, William denied that the family was racist. He said, “We are very much not a racist family.” The Queen also released a statement stating that they found the allegations to be deeply concerning, particularly around race, and that the family was going to look into…


Colorism allowed Meghan Markle to join the Royal Family and anti-Black racism is what ensured her demise.

Yesterday, I watched the interview with Oprah Winfrey and Meghan Markle. I was immediately taken aback by two things, the beauty of Meghan and the color of her skin. To me, it wasn’t readily apparent that she was mixed. She looked like any other White American that had a tan. Her olive-toned skin never once made me question her racial makeup until she brought up the concerns she overheard about her son Archie being too dark.

At first glance, nothing about Meghan is Afrocentric. She does not have a broader nose, fuller lips, or darker skin. Her hair looks like…


Calling White people stupid implies that they tried to understand something and couldn’t get it.

Yesterday, I was talking to my friend about the newly released Disney movie Raya and the Last Dragon and how it is nice to see Filipino representation on screen. We got on to the topic of ancestry and how insane it is that White people want you to know that they are Irish, German, Italian, etc… yet anyone of color detailing their ancestry is too much for them to comprehend.

An Asian person being anything other than Chinese is too much to remember. Someone from Africa being anything other than just African is asking too much of them. My friend…

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