The Sundial

Group assignments, hit or miss?

Group assignments, hit or miss?

Destiny Nadeau

April 24, 2019

I’ve been pursuing higher education for a while now, so it’s safe to say that I’ve had my fair share of group assignments throughout my time at community college and university. And without a doubt, I can safely say they should be struck from the syllabus and never brought up in a ...

Cardi B needs to be held accountable

Cardi B needs to be held accountable

Destiny Nadeau

April 9, 2019

I saw a post the other day comparing Cardi B to Malcolm X. To summarize, the author of the Instagram post commented on the fact that Cardi B was only doing what she needed to do to survive. She drugged and robbed men to achieve her dreams in an attempt to remove herself from a negative sphere.There are a few...

Hey, stop saying the ‘N-word’

Hey, stop saying the ‘N-word’

Destiny Nadeau

April 5, 2019

A white girl I used to work with came up to the host stand and started telling me a story about a man who lived in her building. She was recounting the details and at some point made it a point to comment about how he was with two young white girls and he was “black.”But, I need to come b...

We need to start giving white people the recognition they deserve

We need to start giving white people the recognition they deserve

Destiny Nadeau

March 27, 2019

Look, I’m the first person to speak up for black men and black women. I believe we have a space in the world that we deserve to take up without apology or permission. From slavery to overt sexual objectification, systemic oppression and institutionalized slavery, the black community and descendants of...

‘Green Book’ and the trope of the white savior complex

‘Green Book’ and the trope of the white savior complex

Destiny Nadeau

March 5, 2019

"The Negro Motorist Green Book," commonly nicknamed “The Green Book,” was published by an African-American mailman by the name of Victor Hugo Green in 1936, during the era of Jim Crow Laws.In response to pervasive racial discrimination that could prove to be fatal, Green published the bo...

White women and their reinvention as black women on Instagram

White women and their reinvention as black women on Instagram

Destiny Nadeau

February 24, 2019

Let’s take a minute to discuss the topic of “blackfishing.” This is the contemporary evolution of blackface where white women on Instagram have reimagined themselves to look like a person of color — specifically black women.This is done through exaggerated tanning, tightening their thi...

Threats or student’s lives, which one is more important?

Threats or student’s lives, which one is more important?

Destiny Nadeau

January 21, 2019

To the CSUN administration, To say you handled last semester’s mass shooting threat with meticulous attention would be a gross understatement. In this current political climate, where both President Donald Trump and Republican senators would much rather line their pockets with donations from the ...

The NRA, Black Panthers and gun control

Destiny Nadeau

November 15, 2018

I can say, without a doubt, that the United States as a gun problem. This is not an assumption. This is not even an uneducated guess. This. Is. A. Fact. The United States of America has a gun problem.To go hand in hand with that, I can say, without another doubt, that the United States also has a domest...

Transgender people will not be erased

Transgender people will not be erased

Destiny Nadeau

November 1, 2018

The fight for human rights has been a strenuous uphill battle that has become increasingly problematic since Donald Trump took office in 2016. One of the continuous issues constantly being brought to light within this particular administration is the dehumanization of transgender people. On Oct. 22, ...

Dear white feminists: You don’t own the Black Lives Matter movement

Dear white feminists: You don’t own the Black Lives Matter movement

Destiny Nadeau

October 23, 2018

The past six years have been inundated with two pivotal movements, one of which has shed light on the systemic abuse of black citizens in America and the other which has called attention to an appalling amount of sexual assault in the workplace.Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem wa...

The tactics men and women take in order to prevent sexual assault

The tactics men and women take in order to prevent sexual assault

Destiny Nadeau

October 16, 2018

Following the #Metoo movement — and in light of the Kavanaugh hearing — there has been a sudden uproar of men claiming that this is a dangerous time for them. That their freedom is being put at risk because they are unable to decipher the differences between what may be considered appropriate an...

How rage is portrayed differently between men and women

How rage is portrayed differently between men and women

Destiny Nadeau

October 9, 2018

The antithetical testimonies between Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh have brought forth a disturbing dichotomy in the way men and women are treated within the public eye. During her grueling, hours-long deposition, Ford remained poised, polite and professional as she answered every question...

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