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In Trump’s America Not Even Terrorists Attacks Unite Us

Ten pipe-bombs and counting have been mailed to current and former high-ranking government officials, including two former-presidents, a former-vice president and a current member of congress. They were also mailed to two US citizens and a news organization. These attempted terrorist attacks against our country, however, have not served to

Other Than the Flag, What Do Republicans Stand for Anymore?

This week, once Trump found out less than ten players from the Super Bowl Champion, Philadelphia Eagles, had accept the Race-Baiter-in-Chief’s invite to the White House, he uninvited them. He then, in typical Trump fashion, lied about why and said it was because some of them had knelt during pre-game

I’m Sexist and You’re Racist and that Might be OK

For nearly three years I've been lucky enough to call New Orleans - the most enthralling city I've ever been to - home. In those three years, I've also taken up a new hobby: not letting White New Orleanians pat themselves on the back too hard while talking about how

I Dream of India: The Most Interesting Country in the World

Of the 53 countries I’ve traveled to, thus far, I can say without hesitation that India has been the most interesting. It was, from the moment I crossed the border from Nepal by foot, an assault on the senses in both good and bad ways. The food, the running riot

Trump Says Dance, Boy, or Else!: The NFL Protests

Recently added to my ever growing list of reasons to despise the current president is the impossible position he put black NFL players in. He called players taking a knee during the national anthem-and please excuse my langue while I quote the president -“sons of bitches,” and then tweeted out

What’s It’s Been Like to Travel Under 3 US Presidents and Donald Trump

In the period of fifteen minutes this summer, while walking around the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, I witnessed two things which perfectly showed just how much who is president can impact how it feels to travel as an American. The first was a tour guide who pointed to a nearby

Should the Ivies Cap the Number of Asians?: An Argument Against “Meritocracy”

I know what many of you are thinking, "Oh look, a black guy against relying only on grades and tests scores to decide college admissions. What a surprise." And yes, I am against test scores and GPA's being the sole determining factor for deciding who does and does not get

14 Ways Travel Has Changed Over the Last 20 Years

The other day I walked groin first into a poll while touring around Prague's Old Town. Sadly, this was not the result of me staring up at all the beautiful architecture in what I consider to be the most beautiful man-made city in the world. It happened because my eyes