On Wednesday, Oct. 14, The Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding hosted writer Alice Walker at the University of Georgia Chapel. Alice Walker is famous for her 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, "The Color Purple." Walker, who UGA Professor Valerie Babb introduced as a "free spirit, humanist and womanist," is a Georgia native, social rights activist and… Continue reading ‘The Color Purple’ author visits UGA
Just as the cherry blossoms begin to bloom, so do the seeds of self-destruction within the national Greek community. As stories of racial, sexual, and social indiscretions come to gain headline-grabbing public scrutiny, we are forced to evaluate the nature of our own Greek community at the University of Georgia. The information that has surfaced in the media at other universities has serious implications that seem to serve more and more as a testament to an epidemic within the culture, and less and less as an indication of just a few bad apples.
BY MONICA VEGA The Other “-ism” The problem of racism is undoubtedly one that plagues all areas of the world and has created deep wedges in the path toward world unity and universal acceptance. However, there appears to be a subtler, more intraculturally formidable “-ism” which haunts a majority of the races today. Colorism, defined as… Continue reading Is It Really Skin Deep?
BY MORGAN BROWN It is easy – almost reflexive in this day and age – to see radio DJ as a nearly obsolete profession considering that mobile digital media players (MP3 players/devices) are still increasing in popularity worldwide and have been since their initial market boom in the early-mid 2000s. Additionally, music streaming service apps… Continue reading Imbalanced Radio Stations Shrink Their Own Appeal