Lacy Colson

  • Divisive Black Agenda

    Images of K-9’s attacking blacks on the sidewalks and fire hoses being aimed and ripping human flesh off the bodies of African Americans are the images ingrained in the minds of many when remembering the Civil Rights movement. Despite the racial persecution of blacks in America, the fight for...
  • The Ripple Effect

    When an object of significant size is dropped into a body of water, it causes a ripple effect. How far the ripples travel is contingent upon the force and impact of the object that hits the water. Even water, the most powerful force and source of energy, is vulnerable...
  • From 3/5 To Becoming Somebody In America

    The plight of African American people has been documented throughout history, and one thing remains a consistent theme, the never-ending fight for equality and the right to become “somebody” in the eyes of a system that was never designed for us. The second paragraph of the U.S. Declaration of...
  • The Big Chop: Redefining What it Means To Be Beautiful

    Nothing is more beautiful than seeing gorgeous black women having the courage to embrace their natural hair. The Big Chop involves more than cutting your hair, it is cutting the idea that your hair must be silky and straight to be admired. Being able to wear a fade, afro,...
  • The Great Divide: Blacks and the Education System

    In an interview with Marc Maron last June, President Barack Obama addressed the current state of modern racism. President Barack Obama was quoted saying “It’s not just a matter of not being polite enough to not say nigger in public. That’s not a measure of whether racism exists or...
  • Systemic Racism And The Disparities Between Whites And Minorities

    There are those that believe the Obama administration has caused a racial divide since taking office in 2009. We’ve had student protests at the University of Missouri, which led to the resignation of university president Tim Wolfe, and the excessive force used by law enforcement against unarmed African Americans....
  • The N-word and Its Effect On An Entire Race

    The ideology that words are neutral is a fallacy; this has never been more prevalent than it is now in the African-American community, particularly with the N-word. The N-word, as we all know regardless of race, has historically been used to dehumanize those of the African-American descent. Inexplicably, it...
  • “When The Lack Of Privilege Makes You Wonder What if”

    One morning my commute to work, what I thought was the same as any, would have an everlasting effect of my view of the world. As I’m driving to work I noticed a sheriff get behind me. This initially alarmed me, not because of his race which was Caucasian,...
  • Political Correctness And It’s Effect On Society

    Political correctness is the avoidance of specific issues, topics and forms of expressions that may exclude marginalize or insult a group of people. Political correctness is becoming a prodigious issue in America today. Activists groups, college campuses, and certain media outlets have all become sensitive to certain language and...