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A Nation Divided by Turmoil: Biden's Victory is America's Failure

Another long-winded, incoherent speech fraught with inaccuracies and false accusations.  As the polls have closed and ballots are meticulously being counted across key states, many deign to criminalize Trump for his boisterous proclamations and unorthodox leadership. However, the truth of the matter may be far more sinister than you care to imagine...Biden asserts that he and his party maintain the moral high ground in this tumultuous race for presidency. But do they really? In fact, the vast majority of Southern Democrats vehemently opposed a ban on slavery while the Republican party sought to win their freedom. Indeed, it may appear that times have changed... unless you bother to read the many defamatory statements made throughout Biden's long and storied political career -- statements targeting both women and African Americans. Although to be safe, let's assume his bigotry extended far beyond that which we've covered. So as it now seems more certain than ever that we'

Rashida Jones Faces Backlash For Appearing in '#blackAF'

An actress best known for her roles in series such as 'The Office' and 'Parks and Recreation,' Rashida Jones has been cast as a perky Caucasian woman more often than not. So when it came time for her to appear in the Netflix comedy '#blackAF,' viewers' reactions ranged from confused to outraged...

Famous in her own right after landing major roles in Hollywood blockbusters, it's easy to forget that she's also the progeny of two major celebrities.

Born to actress Peggy Lipton and music producer Quincy Jones, some might say she was destined for stardom and an easy life from the time of conception. And while it's true that she was afforded many privileges due to her upbringing, few acknowledge her intrinsic talent and thirst for knowledge. In fact, her parents would often find her binge-reading multiple books beneath her bed covers as a child, and the couple later discovered she had a knack for classical piano and music composition.

So it likely came as no surprise to friends and family when she received acceptance into Harvard. Afterall, we're discussing the same woman who spent her youth transfixed by the seemingly limitless potential of an early computer; replete with floppy disks and a dial-up modem. And despite the fact that they were then deemed unfashionable, she went against the trends and allowed herself to be branded a "nerd" in school.

But that's not what this article is about. We're here to discuss the scathing comments born of a half-black actress simply being herself and recognizing one side of her mixed heritage. But apparently, skin color is more important in American society than a person's social and cultural upbringing.

Wait a minute... isn't that in itself a prime example of racism? Critics have derided her appearance on the show as the commoditization of black culture; elevating those with light skin to greater stardom while ignoring "true" African Americans with darker skin tones.

Fans, however, will point to the fact that her father was an eminent music producer of African descent. But is that sufficient to appease angry members of society with more criticisms than common sense? And when does it become acceptable to turn against your own people simply because their skin color isn't quite the same as yours? To me, it all seems incredibly trivial. And before I'm lambasted as a privileged white male, it would behoove you to remember that I'm on the side opposing racism -- not part of a crowd seeking the oppression of minorities.

But more importantly, what do you think of Rashida Jones' inclusion in the series? Does it violate some unspoken rule held by black society? Is her African ancestry somehow tainted by that of her mother, who was a prominent Caucasian actress? Thoughts below, and don't forget to subscribe!


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