Voices Of The Pacific Northwest: VISITING A LIBERAL COLLEGE

When you think about regions of the US, you consider their weather, terrain, cities, and population. And somewhere in there, politics usually enters the picture. And when thinking of the Pacific Northwest, politics usually means liberal or Progressive or the “left” side of the ideological spectrum. This is especially so when considering an institution already…
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My Article About Black Struggle Will Be Featured In This Sunday’s Star Tribune

Last winter I observed the actions and heard the message of Black Lives Matter (pictured above at the Mall of America December 2014). They said we need to work the top of the system to improve the conditions of the inner-city. In response, I asked, “But where are the leaders working the ground level of these communities,…
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Forcing Liberal-Leaners To Rethink Their Ideology: Ivy League School Discrimination Of Asians

  “Asian-Americans have to score on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to equal their chances of gaining admission to Harvard.” –The Wall Street Journal As was discussed recently when a Minnesota senior was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools,…
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Race As A Factor In Receiving Jobs, Grants, And College Acceptance

If the comments on the Star Tribune are any indicator, there’s something like a 60/40 split of those who congratulate Minnesotan Munira Khalif for her incredible accomplishment of being accepted to all eight Ivy League schools versus those who are claiming her success as a sign of a problem. Naturally, many don’t want to hear…
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My Experience With The Black Lives Matter Protest At The Mall Of America

I had heard that the Black Lives Matter movement was going to hold a protest at the Mall of the America on Saturday, the last big shopping day of the year. Several of the Black Lives Matter chapters in various cities were staging similar protests. Having not done my Christmas shopping, I had actually planned…
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Thoughts On Ferguson

A ruling, a reaction. We’ve seen this before. Violence, fires, businesses destroyed. Besides these obvious consequences, the negative effect of the Ferguson riots is that they will further polarize the country. Watching the riots on television will elicit very different reactions. I can imagine one group seeing the fires and then thinking of the family…
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What I Learned About Race By Living In Africa

Obviously, there are many lessons to be taken away from living in a place as different as East Africa. I’ve gained insight and a more nuanced view on topics such as development, education, the meaning and importance of home, and the magnificence of mother nature. Above all these, however, was one issue I felt was…
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Guest Post: Sports, Tension, And The Power Of [n-word]

Readers: allow me introduce to you the newest contributor to The Periphery. This writer comes from a long ways away, and because of that, has a unique angle on the controversies and happenings of our world. In this article, this writer addresses the Riley Cooper n-word incident. Enjoy. Hello The Periphery readers! My name is…
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The Best Use Of Video I Have Ever Seen

I watched the latest installment of the “Up Series”. This English documentary follows the lives of 14 individuals starting from the time they were seven, starting back in 1964. This first black and white episode titled “Seven Up” interviews these 14 children from varying English backgrounds about the big questions in life: relationship, family, career,…
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