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Grace & Graves

Grace and Graves is inspired by tragedies that disguise themselves as normal, necessary and even warranted. It examines the convenience of forgiveness and memory with respect to racial symbols. Black Americans are haunted by bigoted perceptions. The statues of murderers gleam in the cente...

Grace and Graves is inspired by tragedies that disguise themselves as normal, necessary and even warranted. It examines...

Dear Black Girl

This powerful collection of poems, based on one UM student’s experiences and perspective, empowers Black girls and women to be fiercely, unapologetically and wholly themselves in everything they do. Black Body In Physics class, The professor defines a ‘black body’: “A body ...

This powerful collection of poems, based on one UM student’s experiences and perspective, empowers Black girls and wo...

Look At Him

From being labeled as “too ghetto” to “not Black enough,” stereotypes all too often cloud perceptions and create misinformed judgements. Every Black person has their own unique experience. Look at him.That tall Black guy right there.Well ... “Black” guy.He’s Black, but no...

From being labeled as “too ghetto” to “not Black enough,” stereotypes all too often cloud perceptions and creat...

Only Their Faces

I never understood what older people meant when they cried, “stop killing people who look like us!” Until now, I could never bring myself to echo those words. These faces constantly appearing on the news never looked like me. They never even look like each other. Each victim has their...

I never understood what older people meant when they cried, “stop killing people who look like us!” Until now, I co...

The American Nightmare

The American Dream is an age-old concept that all Americans have equal opportunity to become successful. But the ideal tends to look past the racial disparities that have always plagued our nation for centuries and continue today. For some Black people, reality seems more like the America...

The American Dream is an age-old concept that all Americans have equal opportunity to become successful. But the ideal ...

As One Of The Few Black Faces

It was 7:30 a.m. on a school day. My eyes strained to stay open, as I rested my head on my mother’s lap. My thoughts drifted as I slipped in and out of consciousness. The time slipped with every brush stroke as I inhaled the scent of highly concentrated coconut fragrance, characteristic...

It was 7:30 a.m. on a school day. My eyes strained to stay open, as I rested my head on my mother’s lap. My thoughts ...

An Overview of the Movement

The Black Lives Matter movement is the force behind a racial reckoning in the United States, becoming the largest movement by numbers in our country’s history. 2020 has been a year of transparency for many. America has been forced to acknowledge its extensive history of racism, especial...

The Black Lives Matter movement is the force behind a racial reckoning in the United States, becoming the largest movem...

The Subtleties Of Racism: Understanding Racial Microaggressions

After the murder of George Floyd, a flood of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement sparked a racial reckoning. All across the country, people have come to terms with the racism that pervades their home, school, workplace and social circles. While it’s easy to point out blatant exam...

After the murder of George Floyd, a flood of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement sparked a racial reckoning. All...

The Naked Truth: Discriminatory Practices Influence Our Mental Processes.

Growing up in Mumbai — a city way more progressive than any other in India in terms of open-mindedness — I enjoyed a certain privilege that I did not realize how much I would appreciate until I came here. It was the feeling that everyone around me and who grew up with me was treated e...

Growing up in Mumbai — a city way more progressive than any other in India in terms of open-mindedness — I enjoyed ...

Driven By Perseverance: UM’s Student-Led Black Greek Committee

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior and National Pan-Hellenic Council President Marckell Williams chatted with Distraction about UM's compelling, premier Black Greek association. Today, the council's 43 repre...

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior an...