Black Lives Matter: Rating Predominantly White Institutions’ Responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

This week, with the help of my friends, I analyze PWI’s responses to the Black Lives Matter Movement. I’m looking at you, Harvard.

As most of you know, I am an incoming freshman at Harvard University. To this day, it’s the best thing to happen to me. I could spend this time explaining how the college application process was the most stressful time of my life, but I would rather celebrate my future at Harvard. In doing so, I must be both open and willing to criticize the very institution that encouraged my outspokenness to begin with, and therefore; accepted me.

So, here’s my disclaimer…

The content of this post is not to invalidate the prestige of these institutions. And it certainly does not serve to discourage Black students from attending PWI’s. An education is an education, period.

Today, I’m not rating these institutions alone. You, the readers, are. I’ve personally reached out to students attending PWI’s for the 2020-2021 school year. Its important for students to rate their respective institutions, to ensure that all opinions are rooted in personal experience and credibility.

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Black Lives Matter: Rating Celebrities’ Performative Acts and Selective Allyship.

This week, we talk about fake love from fake allies. FYI, posting a hashtag isn’t enough.

Did you know 20 million people posted a black screen on Instagram for Blackout Tuesday? Yeah…

The Black Lives Matter Movement has encouraged much needed coverage, support, and conversations regarding the treatment of Black people in the United States. Although racism and police brutality aren’t new phenomenons, these heinous acts have been frequently filmed and broadcast in the last three months. The unfortunate murder of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin, Alexander Keung, Thomas Lane, and Tou Thao opened the world’s eyes to what’s always been happening to men and women that look like me.

The murders of Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, Elijah McClain, Riah Milton, and Dominique Fells have shown us that Black women, Black transgender womxn, Black EMT workers, Black men with a licence to carry, even Black introverted teenagers are all subject to unimaginable terror.

In order to truly honor these Black lives, it is important to know just what we’re fighting for. It is important to be genuine in all that we do. It is important to do the research. It is important to do the work.

Today, we’re rating celebrities who did the bare minimum.

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