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Do Oriental women have to be Asian or biologically human?

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Much has already been written about Blade Runner 2049. Critics have examined the film through the lens of gender (International Policy Digest, Jan. 20 2018) (Collider, Oct. 13, 2017) and the lens of race (The Stranger, Oct. 6 2017) (Vulture, Aug. 4, 2017), with particular focus on how 2049 follows a trend within the science fiction and cyberpunk genres of using Asian cultural symbols but not...

Race matters

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Photo by tom coe on Unsplash Arrested for sitting down at a Starbucks in Philadephia. Detained for attending a campus tour in Colorado. Gun pointed after he took the Mentos he bought in Southern California. Kicked out of a shopping mall in Chicago. Detained by police for not waving at a woman when leaving an Airbnb property in Southern California. Accused of stealing in St. Louis. These...

Dear Simon: Who gets to be “Everyone?” Love, Leo.

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“I deserve a great love story,” exclaims Simon. That immortalizable line, which forms the basis of the “Love, Simon” marketing slogan “Everyone deserves a great love story,” is the first time Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) internalizes his mother’s affirmations after he comes out. It’s hard to ignore the trailblazing nature of “Love, Simon...

Student journalists: do better.

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Looking up at the Weber Arch at Northwestern University in Sep. 2015. Photo by Leo Ji. If we want our readers to trust us, we need to listen to their criticisms — and not disparage them, as The Daily Northwestern’s opinion editor has done Before I applied to the Medill, I was studying physics and computer science. Despite being one of the few students who read the (physical) newspaper everyday, I...

other.

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Photo by Evandro Saroka on Unsplash I am a pilot — trapped within the prison of my own body;Never to leave;And as I am the only voice in my head, I find myselfoften feeling or thinking as if I am the only one in the world a weird, wonderful, dangerous place. The world is whatyou make of it, but there are other people, and they are all tryingto make it for them, too. And as we walk bysay “Hey! How...