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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.

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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…

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…

Cishet Black men have a tendency to participate in Oppression Olympics at the expense of the entire Black community.

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LGBTQ+ hatred spewed by cishet men is nothing new in the community. Men with fragile masculinity tend to overcompensate for their perceived shortcomings of manhood by projecting onto those who are easy targets — LGBTQ+ individuals. So, it was not a surprise to see another entertainer tap into this hatred…

Vaccines are public health measures meant to protect communities from diseases. Therefore, the conversation should center around how vaccines protect communities, not individual's opinions on it.

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As vaccine mandates become widely adopted by industries and governments, people are believing that their individual rights and freedoms are being violated. They are beginning to adopt the term “my body, my choice” when having these conversations even though the term is most widely known for being related to abortion…

Co-opting AAVE, adopting a “blaccent”, and playing characters that make fun of Blackness, a lot of the Asian influencers of today adopted Black identities to propel themselves to success and are now dropping it to obtain mainstream appeal.

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Awkwafina, Bretman Rock, and Nikita Dragun are perfect examples of those who appropriated Black culture to obtain fame while defending their own cultures against the same appropriation. …

A little over a year ago, 28 million accounts on Instagram posted a black square in support of BLM. What are they doing now?

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Remember when millions of people posted a black square on their Instagram pages? Posted to show support for Black people, what have those post done a little over a year later? Since June 2nd, when a majority of these post were put up, not much has gotten better for Black…

Although 64% of the US population has received a dose of the covid vaccine, that data paints a sobering picture of Black Americans' hesitancy toward being vaccinated.

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Yesterday, I was on the subway to meet some friends in the city when I overheard a conversation between two older Black men about the covid vaccine. The two men were hesitant about getting vaccinated stating that they didn’t trust the government nor the pharmaceutical companies that created the vaccines…

LGBTQ spaces that are frequently visited by people of color serve a much bigger purpose than just partying.

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My first time visiting Woody’s was in the summer of 2015. I had just turned 21 that year and was home for summer break. My friends and I made the drive to Philadelphia to go to the LGBTQ bar of the city. Woody’s was right in the middle of the…

Mike Pence recently described systemic racism as a “left-wing” myth during a speech in New Hampshire.

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Republicans have continued to peddle the myth that systemic racism is not real. They claim that America is not a racist country. The problem with this argument is that they fail to understand what systemic means. Systemic stands for something that is fundamental to a predominant social, economic, or practical…

Racial capitalism has been the primary form of capitalism in America since slavery and should be abolished by White people.

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Since the rise of Bernie Sanders, I’ve seen a similar statement being made by well-intentioned White liberals towards anyone who supports capitalism. It goes something like this, “We should all be working to abolish capitalism in America!” The rallying cry has become increasingly popular among far-left liberals who proclaim that…

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