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Pro: Emoji-nius ways for Apple to insert cultural diversity

March 24, 2015

Apple users can now test beta iOS 8.3, which has prompted some raised eyebrows about the 300 new emojis with five new racially diverse skin tones. The...

Toys are crucial to development

Allison Browne

May 20, 2013

A boy does not know he is supposed to play with toy cars and like the color blue. A girl does not know she is supposed to like the color pink and play with toy dolls. The only reason they start believing this is because we tell them they are supposed to. Children are not black and white in their perceptions. They only see genders as opposites because we present it very sim...

No one needs to own heavy artillery

Jennifer Manalili

April 15, 2013

Last December, the world watched as 20 students and six adults were killed in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The ages of the students that perished ranged from six to seven-years-old.What’s more troubling? In February, the Huffington Post reported that 1,280 gun related deaths have occurred in this country since Sandy Hook.Weeks later, i...

We give words their power

Paul Smoot

March 12, 2013

"There's a n----r on a horse!" gasps a surprised townsman to his wife in Oscar winning director Quentin Tarantino's newest cult attraction "Django Unchained." "Django Unchained" is an epic western that centers around Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave turned bounty hunter who journeys across the U.S. to rescue his beloved wife from a cynical plantation owner. The movie, directed...

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