The term does more to narrow the definitions of racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia than to expand our understanding of what hate crimes actually are.
Texts that seek to raise the collective American consciousness are rendered futile without concrete systemic changes.
If being isolated at home is starting to feel like your own personal prison, it’s because tedium is also used as a severe form of carceral punishment.
In Surviving R. Kelly, female fans who stand by the controversial singer offer justification for their loyalty. Still, their allegiance prompts the question: Why?
The commodification of civil-rights activism may appear revolutionary, but it can undermine the basic tenets of social movements. Colin Kaepernick's Nike campaign illustrates this conundrum perfectly.