In 2013, Keenan Thompson’s inflammatory comments regarding Saturday Night Live’s diversity issue became a viral, inescapable news story. In an interview with TV Guide, in which Thompson said he would no longer play the roles of black women, Thompson was asked how the show would handle black characters in its skits going forward. Thompson replied, […]
Conni is a writer with an affinity for cooking shows, the Property Brothers, and dogs with Instagram accounts. When not reading various news and lifestyle websites, she can be found writing about linguistics, race, sexuality, food, or a combination of the four. She can be narcissistic, but she's working on it, and writing helps keep her humble. She will graduate in December of 2015 at which point her plan is to pursue a career in screenwriting and save the world. In the meantime, you can find her buying stock in printer ink and searching for carpal tunnel remedies.
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After a transfer, major change, and a few dropped courses I finally became senior in college. Throughout my years spent attending the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, many things have changed but the one thing that has remained consistent is the presence of a question or statement that implies affirmative action helped me get into school. […]
I used to be so adamant about my heterosexuality. In middle school I identified as straight and I wanted everyone to know it. I was largely reliant on qualifiers to make sure the person I was talking to knew exactly where I stood. Phrases like “Well I’m straight but…” were commonplace, and I never once […]