A Critique of an Alarmist View of College Campuses

In School Daze by Spike Lee,  the main character Dap leads a campaign against the South African Apartheid regime. Continue reading “A Critique of an Alarmist View of College Campuses”


There are Gay Men on the Bus

In Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs examines how black, gay men are often forced to choose between which identity and movement they are allowed to be a part of. Continue reading “There are Gay Men on the Bus”

A Brief Look at Why Most Black People Do Not Vote Republican

In a previous post, I wrote about the scene in Get on the Bus where Wendell gets thrown out for his ideologies. The revelation that Republicans were riding the bus caused a general feeling of astonishment between the bus riders. Evan Thomas Sr. encapsulated this by stating, “I don’t see how any Black man can be a Republican” (1:06:09). This movie was released in 1996, however there does not seem to be a significant change in how Black people view the Republican Party 20 years later. This begs the question, why don’t Black people support the Republican Party? Continue reading “A Brief Look at Why Most Black People Do Not Vote Republican”

Why Did Kyle Get to Stay on the Bus?


wendellIn Lee’s Get on the Bus, there is a scene where we learn that both Wendell and Kyle support the Republican Party. Wendell goes on a tirade about “niggas like Jackson” to make the point that Black leaders seem to be always asking for some form of patronage, leading him to say, “They all say the same thing, ‘Hire us. Feed us. Affirmative Action’. Like we need America to keep a nipple in our mouth” (1:05:58). Kyle reiterates this point in his defense. He says, “Democrats wanna keep us powerless, docile, begging for handouts. Running around having babies without even a minute plan for their future” (1:06:17). So why did Wendell get thrown off the bus, but Kyle didn’t? Continue reading “Why Did Kyle Get to Stay on the Bus?”

Man Camps: The Real Issue with Increasing Oil Production

Violence against Native women was the main subject of the event. Many of the speakers either made sure to acknowledge the victims of sexual violence, or told personal stories proving that this issue must be addressed. Indigenous women who are sexually assaulted are sometimes ‘disappeared’, and even when they are not, justice seems to be hard to come by as a result of their brown skin. Continue reading “Man Camps: The Real Issue with Increasing Oil Production”