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Mo Green

Current fourth-year student at the University of Chicago studying Political Science.

I sincerely hope that my posts and comments here remain nuanced and, above all, contribute to the overall benefit of black youth.

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Privilege At Play in the Oval Office

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Obama has advocated more for the LGBTQ community than the black community. Why? Privilege…. When asked about targeted policy for the black community, Obama conveniently responded with “I am not the president of black America. I’m the president of America.” He added, “I want all Americans to have opportunity.” Though these statements were in response […]

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3 Gay Black Male Rappers Everyone Should Check Out

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Straight black men dominate the rap industry. Surprise! But to what extent does this male-dominated field marginalize other groups from entering into this lucrative industry? While the industry has made some room for empowered, tough black women- Nicki Minaj, Azealia Banks, Angel Haze, to name a few- one group has been marginalized almost entirely: gay […]

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Opinion: Hillary Clinton Can Be a Better President for Black Voters

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BYP contributor Mo Green shares his thoughts about Hillary Clinton. He says she can be a better president for black voters.

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5 Books Every ‘Black Shamer’ Should Read

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There is a growing group of misinformed, conservative black public figures that are increasingly demonizing and blaming black youth for systemic issues facing the Black community. Invoking an empty “politics of personal responsibility” rhetoric, these black public figures essentially say: “ I made it, and so can you!” Most recently, CNN news anchor Don Lemon […]

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A New Future for the Voting Rights Act?

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Inalienable civil rights might actually still be a concept, if Attorney General Holder has anything to do with it. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder I was not convinced. If you aren’t familiar with the case, this major decision essentially gutted the Voting Rights Act, rendering section 5 […]

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Get it Together, Obama

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If I can be candid, Obama’s response to the recent ‘not guilty’ verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was bull. Read Below: The death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy.  Not just for his family, or for any one community, but for America.  I know this case has elicited strong passions.  And in the wake […]

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Black People Can Handle It: Empathy and Educational Inequity

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A lack of empathy perpetuates racial disparities…. At least, that is what Slate writer, Jason Silverstein, argues. Touching on a plethora of severe identity issues within our “post-racial” society (just kidding, that doesn’t exist), Silverstein demonstrates problematic assumptions on “what it means to be black.” Answers to this question are often infused with essentialist claims […]

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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Abigail Fisher

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I am so sick of entitled white students from the suburbs that blame affirmative action for their lack of success in college admissions. College admission, especially for very selective schools, is the epitome of an arbitrary process. Either you stand out, or not. Quite simple. While race does play a role in the admission, it’s […]

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Where Is the Justice for Minority Students in the Public Education System?

Injustice within public school walls is not a new phenomenon. Historically, segregated schools in the Jim Crow South remain the prevailing example of severe educational unfairness. This authorized discrimination left many black students in overcrowded and lackluster schools, with minimal resources. If you look around America today, however, similar educational injustices can be easily seen. […]

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Beyond the Masculinization of Race Issues

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The Trayvon Martin case has remained in the nation’s conscious. Just about every news source is covering the trial and the nation is still dialoging about what should happen to the man who killed him. With the national attention this case has received, I can’t help but think back to Rekia Boyd and wonder why […]

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