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Millennials and Culture


Recently, the news has been filled with stories of discrimination and prejudice happening around the country. After events at The University of Missouri, and the discrimination other minorities due to religion, race or appearance, a conversation about minorities in America is taking place.

This week, Ball Bearings takes a closer look at the way Millennials view race, culture, and tradition. One black student was denied from attending a college party because of her race. A Muslim doctoral student was told he should “go back to his country.” Middle Eastern students have been labeled terrorists. Latino students and others discuss cultural appropriation.

We talked to individuals about cultural appropriation. We heard stories of white privilege. We photographed the different cultural foods and activities at The Amazing Taste. After events at the University of Missouri, we talked about what it’s like to be a black student at a university filled with predominantly white students.

Join the conversation.

The Power Students Have in Creating Social Change,” letter by Kaitlyn Arford, Executive Editor

The American-Muslim Divide” by Victoria Ison

Hitting Too Close to Home” a photo essay by Jessika Zachary

The Problem with Cultural Appropriation” by Katelyn Grieze

Home Away from Home” by Christina Mackey

Black at a White University” by Erika Raine

The Amazing Taste” by Reagan Allen

Denying White Privilege” by Lauren Donahue

How Do People Learn About Race” a documentary by Dan Jacobsen

Don’t forget to follow the Ball Bearings Instagram feed where you can read short interviews about Millennials and culture.

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1 Comment

  • Yvonne Thompson says: January 14, 2016 at 6:32 am

    The culture of the campus needs a positive change of attitude.

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