Why Representation Matters

The Impact of Media Representation in America Written by Jeffrey Miller, 11/21/21 I. Introduction  In 2019, Census data revealed that for the first time in US history, more than 50% of children age 15 and under are non-white (Census, 2019). Census projections depict that this diversification of America’s youth will continue to increase in the coming decade, leading many experts to point out the necessity of addressing the interests and needs of non-white populations in regards to education, housing, healthcare, and family services (Frey, 2019). Children today are growing up in a more diverse America than any previous generation. They … Read More

Song of Us

Song of Us By Cameron Asher-BondPhoto by Cameron Asher-Bond There is, by the study of history, a sort of cure for a myopic view of the world–That by seeking to understand the past, we might better understand the present, and be better equipped to witness it through clear eyes. Horizons are widely broadened by the study of history, and an appreciation for humanity might develop. So, it’s as I sit here, full of reflection in every sense, that the weight and implication of the moment is not lost on me. A day ago, I stood in the modern city of … Read More