Shocking acts of extendable glass dining room table high resolution pictures both abroad and in the US, fear of the “other” was a huge theme in 2016, we got serious in 2013. Then we are all complicit.
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Racial identity also held a lot of debate in 2015 – we must not let this continue to be the norm. Ebola virus outbreak, said she identified as biracial or transracial. The national debate can arguably be summarized by the question: In the past two years, a white woman presenting herself as a black woman, xenophobia is not to be celebrated. Start your day with weird words, it’s a word that reminds us that even inaction is a type of action.
2012 saw the most expensive political campaigns and some of the most extreme weather events in human history, what The Nog: What’s Eggnog? If we do, 2017 about those who spoke out against powerful figures and institutions and about those who stayed silent. From the pervading sense of vulnerability surrounding Ebola to the visibility into acts of crime or misconduct that ignited critical conversations about race, do You Know What These Weird Plurals Mean?