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July marks 24 years since the end of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. In a span of 100 days between April and mid-July, roughly 800,000 civilians were exterminated in the deadliest genocide of the twentieth century. The events unfolded quickly. On April 6, an ethnic Hutu, President Habyarimana’s plane was

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I saw a lot of awful things watching the news during the Charlottesville “rally,” but one of the things I saw that got me thinking the most was how the Detroit Right Wings (based off of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team) had adjusted the Red Wings’ logo to have

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Motown, Motor City, Hockeytown, the list goes on for all the names that conjure up memories of one of America’s most legendary cities: Detroit. The symbol of twentieth century economic boom, Detroit is a city that captures blue-collar grit and toughness in all its pride and glory. The home of

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“The revolution never belongs to those who start it but to those who end it and grab the spoils.” – Ali Yahia Abdennour I was recently brushing up on my social theory when I suddenly remembered something that I had come to realize a few years ago: with the exception of

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Black MetalFeaturedSocial Justice

Black metal is a genre artistically replete with a fixation on the natural world. Trees, rivers, mountains, and the moon populate album artwork. Black metal’s concern for the environment is not simply one of aesthetic appreciation; it comes bundled with a worldview that is inescapably sociopolitical – an ecofeminist perspective – despite many bands’

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Nineteenth century Britain saw the beginning of the mass media at its best and worst: novelists like Charles Dickens could become household names serializing their novels, a careless journalist could nearly inspire a pogrom by linking the ‘Jack the Ripper’ murders to London’s Jewish population. ‘If it bleeds, it leads’

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