Gladys Gitau


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  1. Beautiful Hair Without Pain, Politics or Shame Opinion April 25, 2013

    Too often faced with stigma around their hair, black women deserve to have that chance to make decisions about hair without associating it with pain, or politics, or shame.

  2. Blackness exists on a Spectrum Opinion April 11, 2013

    Breaking down a Black-white binary demands expanding our notions of what it can mean to be black.

  3. Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America Opinion Opinion Highlight February 27, 2013

    In light of recent mass shootings, it seems as if America is really adamant on preventing the slaughter of innocent lives. However, hundreds of black shooting deaths continue to go unreported in the mainstream media, suggesting that those black lives are worth less in America.

  4. I could care less about dogs. I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category February 9, 2013

    I mentioned that I don’t like dogs, but it’s really nothing personal. The only reason I’m adamant about not liking dogs is because people nearly fainted when I said it, as if dogs died in masses as the words were leaving my mouth. As if I was inherently less human ...

  5. Nerdy, Black & Confused Opinion January 31, 2013

    I like to complain. Those who know me know this. Some of my favorite things to complain about have to do with homework, snow, the perpetuation of white interest as “universal ideals,” sea kayaking and dogs. I don’t like dogs. I think I told a slew of people last semester ...


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