Author: Briana James

It’s A Problem Our Lawyers Lack Diversity

http://mediatedculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MediatedCulture.mp3 The world is full of inequality and lacks true representation of such diverse populations. However, it is still surprising that a profession dedicated to ensuring equality in other people’s lives lacks diversity themselves. The legal profession is one of the top least diversified fields in the nation. Eighty-eight percent of lawyers are white. Women who make up over 50 percent of law school graduates only account for 17 percent of equity partners. Why is more not being done to increase diversity? Well, the main issue is not too many people are aware there is an issue. It seems...

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Is Modern Family Really That ‘Modern’?

Modern Family is a comedic series that first aired on ABC in 2009. The show is about three families that are supposed to be…well I’m sure you can guess: ‘Modern’. But, ever since the show first aired, debates transpired over the Internet about the gay couple featured on the show. Cam and Mitch are two men that love each other, live together, and share an adopted daughter together. Something that isn’t too often shown on television. So, you may be wondering what is the debate about? Well, just because a gay couple is finally put on television as main...

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Why Society Needs A Day Without A Women

On March 8th, 2017, women from all over the world celebrated International Women’s Day. A day to celebrate women and bring awareness to the political, social and economic inequalities they face every day. In the United States, the Women’s March on Washington organized a strike, known as #DayWithoutAWoman, that would emphasize the impact women have on the workforce and bring solidary among women. Women were encouraged to skip a day of work and wear the color red to protest for women’s rights. According to the official website of the Women’s March organization, the goal of A Day Without a...

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Cultural Appropriation: Cornrows are more than a trend

Celebrities today are rocking the new and chic “Double Cuff Mohawk Braid”, “Birthday Braids” or “KKW Braids”. Or at least, that is what mainstream magazines are calling them. However, they fail to mention that these braids already have a name and they are far from new. What they are referring to are cornrows or plaits and they are and have been, a popular hairstyle in black culture. White celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Kyle Jenner, Katy Perry and Gwen Stefani have all been credited for sporting this “new style” and it is quite insulting for the black community. Cornrows...

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