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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

R’Perspective: Tumbling through romanticized mental illnesses and funny GIFs

Social media is undeniably one of the most powerful resources at our disposal. One of the lesser known, though still quite popular, of these platforms is Tumblr. You can find fan fiction, references to...

R’Perspective: What are you?

“What are you?” These three words compose the single most-heard question I am asked by the people I meet. Despite hearing it so often, I am still slightly insulted time after time. Isn’t there...

R’Perspective: The greatest gift of them all

When I was a kid, between the ages of four and 12 years old, Christmas was my favorite time of year because it was the closest thing to magic for me. A mysterious man...

R’Perspective: Fireworks, smoke and family

During our New Year’s Eve party in 2014, my father announced that we were going to move from San Francisco to Sacramento in the summer. I yelled at him, demanding answers as to why....

R’Perspective: Through my eyes: being black at UCR

In my two years at UCR, I have seen many changes. I have changed from being a freshman at a new setting to a confident and empowered junior who knows that UCR is where...

R’Perspective: Gripping with my racial perception

Growing up as a kid, I always seemed to draw more attention than my peers. I didn't act terribly different than others. In elementary school, when everyone spoke in class, often I would join...

R’Perspective: Reinventing Yourself

My, how time flies. A part of me doesn’t believe it; but here I am, writing a reflection of my time spent in college. Has it really been four years since I first set...

R’Perspective: President-elect Donald Trump’s promotion of America’s xenophobia

Almost as soon as Republican nominee Donald Trump was announced as the president-elect, America was gripped with fear and a sudden realization of how racism still actively rules our society. While the white majority...

R’Perspectives Series: Bullies and Bullying

My weight has always been an issue with me. Every morning, I wake up, go to the bathroom, lift up my shirt and pick at the fat I have to drop, before going off...

R’perspective: What I learned about white privilege

Today, like every day for the last 18 years, I woke up white. I sat through class today without being looked at as being the “positive” exception to my race, and was able to contribute...