They say, “give credit where credit is due” and the Media Arts Geniuses are highlighting the work of Scott Ratliff, M.A.G. PR Chair, for the credit that he is due. This Genius Spotlight will give viewers a more in depth idea of who Scott is and what role he plays in the organization.
The second single from singer, AB. Her first single and video, “Make Me Fall”, can be found on this page. Follow her and tell her your thoughts on Twitter @ABSings_.
The Colored Issue by Deiera Evans
"I’m colorblind. I don’t see race."
This statement has become a “safe-zone” whenever race issues arise in conversation. Don’t want to talk about race? Just say you’re colorblind, and everyone can move on as if racism does not exist.
My generation advocates for colorblindness as the solution to racism; however, I believe that colorblindness is a step in the wrong direction.
The problem with colorblindness is that it implies that in order to treat people fairly, one must ignore racial differences. Many people fail to realize that the differences that people of different races have is a product of culture. In America, we are taught to embrace different cultures, yet we are not allowed to associate races with their respective cultures.
For example, the birth of hip hop music is a part of African American history and has since been ingrained in black culture everywhere. However, if someone refers to hip hop as “black people music,” that person will be bombarded with accusations of racism and stereotyping. Everyone is so afraid of being called a racist that they would rather ignore race than understand race. Those who choose to be colorblind would rather ignore cultural differences than embrace them. They believe that the acknowledgement of race is racist and that the only way to eliminate racism is to ignore race.
In light of his upcoming project, Six, 6lack (former VSU student and #VSUCypher veteran) recently released his Twelve’Len assisted-track, “Pretty Weather”. Although there is not a set date on the release yet, the project is already anticipated by many as it will be 6lack’s first solo project. Stay tuned. Good vibrations.
A drama based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas. In 1935, he inspired students to form the school’s first debate team, which went on to challenge Harvard in the national championship.