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Eunice Asare

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With only half a year to complete my undergraduate career, everyone around me is entering a post-college panic. “Are we ever gonna get jobs?” and “Do we have to go back to working at McDonald’s?” are the common concerns I hear on a daily basis. Understandably, the brutally competitive corporate world has not been favorable for fresh out of college workers and with the election of our new president, these concerns are justified. However these concerns from parents and fellow students sometimes transform into belittlement, especially for English majors like myself who are constantly bombarded with questions concerning the value of an English degree. The most aggravating question of them all; “Are you going to be a teacher?” The answer is no. Teachers are amazing and deserve a lot more respect and money for the hard work they do, but not every English major wants to be a teacher. English…

Supremacism: it is the ideology behind stripping someone of their naturalness, and forcing them to assimilate to your own. Basically, it’s saying “I’m better than you,” or “my way, or the highway.” This ideology is deeply rooted in racial tension throughout history and, although the oppressed have tried to overcome this struggle, the fight still continues. Recently in South Africa, hundreds of students began protesting against the ban of their natural hair in school. These students were told to straighten their hair because “it looks untidy.” https://twitter.com/i/moments/770720460140974080 Some were even forced out of class and given vaseline because their hair was “preventing other students from learning.” As I saw the images of girls with skin color and hair texture like my own, crying and protesting to keep their natural hair, I was baffled. After all these years battling for our civil rights, little has fundamentally changed in our social lives.…