Next Generation Leaders At Mizzou Were Hungry For Change

November is the month where we truly kick off the holiday season!  In a couple weeks, families across the country will be passing around portions of freshly brined turkey and mashed potatoes. If you’re anything like me you look forward to gorging yourself. I always wake up and skip breakfast because I know that I am going to drown myself in cornbread dressing, gravy, and cranberry sauce that afternoon.   I

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Agreeing to Disagree: Rage, Religion, and the Rupture of Compromise

Children grow up in neighborhoods all over the world playing beside other children, slightly different but mostly similar to them.  Perhaps not so much in the States.  In the United States, neighborhoods exist upon a socio-economic and racial continuum. Economics are a factor for separation equal to race. Like keeps with like. But in places like Palestine and Israel, neighborhoods are pressed for space. Everyone eats the same things and

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Do Black Women Succeed at the Expense of Black Men?

It was late on a Friday evening, in a small intimate restaurant. As I looked around, the crowd was filled with women and some men. The women were in the majority, all inclined to hear the panel. The small make-shift stage held a panel of five men—each from different perspectives of life and varying in age and experiences. There were two married men, two single men, and man who was

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Do I Sound Gay?

Who are you? What are you? Why are you? Our identities are not created in a vacuum. Who, what, and why we are depend on random variables — education, religion, orientation, gender, economic status, culture, and ethnicity, among other things. Do we get to choose any of these things? Do our actions or our DNA define us? Do these converge into an individual, unique personality? That’s what David Thorpe was

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