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The need for perspective

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist May 6, 2021

When I first saw the TED talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie titled “The Danger of a Single Story,” it occurred to me how little I pay attention to my perspective in everyday life and simultaneously how...

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A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 31, 2017

The issue of cultural appropriation has been and still is very debatable and some would say ‘controversial’, because apparently we still don’t have a clear idea of what appropriating a culture truly...

Kevin Gates on Slang and Dialect

Ari Appel January 26, 2015

How can language be used to oppress? Indeed, a very big question with many different answers, all of which a single blog post can't cover. But to start, it could be said that society and its institutions...

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