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“WHITES ONLY” signs are no longer found in America, yet racism is still a problem here. Despite the progress this nation has made, there are (metaphorically) still people who would prefer that minorities sit in the back of the bus. It’s likely these behaviors don’t fall far from the tree, and parents have planted these ideologies into their heads. I recall many experiences with children saying things they did not realize were offensive—for example, a kindergartener once said to me that Tiana was the worst Disney princess because “her skin was black.”
The best way to increase racial tolerance is by teaching children how to behave in more accepting ways towards other races. As generations grow and change, it’s their responsibility to pass down teachings of racial tolerance. While some believe discussing race with children is uncomfortable, it is absolutely necessary. 
Parents can raise their kids to be racist unintentionally by not addressing race with them at all. If parents put racism on the table as a topic of discussion, it will make kids more tolerant towards other races because it will make children comfortable about it. 
Ruthie Vincil, a white mother of a young daughter, has been teaching her daughter about racism since she was four. Vincil realized that with her white privilege, she was responsible for informing her daughter about racism so she would not remain ignorant of her privilege. “Like the ocean’s undertow, racism is a strong force and it is easy to let it carry you,” Vincil said. “If I do not actively teach my children to be vigilant anti-racists, they will not be able to see racism until it is too difficult to get back to shore. In fact, they may not even be able to see shore at all.” Her discussion of race with her child prompted her daughter to become cautious of becoming racist herself.
Madeline Rogin, a kindergarten teacher at Prospect Sierra School, had difficulty teaching her students the full truth about Martin Luther King Jr. She shared that she rushed over parts about segregation out of discomfort towards explaining it to children. However, she realized she was being unfair by not teaching her students the full story of how he became so influential. “I learned that it is impossible to teach my daughter or my students about who Dr. King was without also telling the ugly truth about racism,” she said.
Speaking to children about racism could expand their acceptance towards others. There are many ways to help kids become racially tolerant., a popular “resource for talking about race with young children,”  suggests challenging stereotypes in front of kids: “Say ‘I don’t like this image’ when you see a stereotype reinforced. Using simple, concrete language, try to explain why.”
 RaceConcious also recommends discussing fairness: “The concept of fairness is a daily part of a child’s life—so it is an accessible and natural way to frame conversations about equity with our youngest children (including toddlers!)” For more strategies for combating internalized racism in children, visit for tips. And remember, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

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Heartbreak is hard to deal with, but do you know how to get over it quickly? Well I know, so keep reading to find out. 

Step 1: Don’t date a different person to get over your ex. 
You're just playing with their heart. You have to be okay with yourself before going out with other people—I mean, think about it, it if you’re not okay with yourself, how are you going to let someone else in?
 Instead, take your time and enjoy being single. If you’re not enjoying your free time, you’re not going to know how to be independent, so take your time. HAVE FUN, STAY BUSY. 
Listen—if you’re in bed all day thinking about that person, what is that going to accomplish? Go out and have fun with your friends by having a sleepover or a girls/boys night out.

Step 2: When you’re ready to look for someone new, trust your instincts. 
You know when your mom tells you this person is not good for you and it ends up being true? Well, that’s because she has great instincts. Listen to her, but don’t let other people get into your head! This annoys me so much because your love life is your business, not theirs. Plus, what if your friend ends up liking the same person and she tells you that he did this and that, and it’s not true? Then you and your boyfriend might end up breaking up.

Step 3: Make your next relationship better than the last one. 
When you find a new boy/girlfriend, make sure you don’t let them do things you don’t want to. If your boy or girl makes you feel like you have to do something to stay with him or her, that is a red flag!
Finally, make sure you always talk things out. If you have a problem, it’s good to talk it out instead of hiding it. If you want to argue with your girl or boy because you feel some type of way, then argue. Arguing can be good. It takes things out of your mind and puts them out in the open. Communication is key in a good relationship!

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According to YouTube Headquarters, a number of popular YouTubers are not getting paid for their content because they are putting their fans’ lives at risk or uploading offensive content. 
The conversation about YouTube demonetization, or the ceasing of payment from YouTube to content creators, started in 2017 when thefamous YouTuber, comedian Pewdiepie, was demonetized for his extremely popular videos, despite the fact that he had previously  monetized those videos by allowing YouTube to run ads on them. 
This demonitization was the result of Pewdiepie making an anti-Semitic joke in a video he posted. As a result of the backlash, he  was demonetized. Now, famous Youtubers all over the world—like Logan Paul, Casey Neistat, SuperMarioLogan, Jake Paul, Jacksepticeye, and Markiplier—are losing money for the use of curse words, racial slurs, and the creation of insensitive videos. 
While some YouTubers do create inappropriate content, I think there is a certain group of  YouTubers that is unfairly demonetized—those who do dangerous stunts. They create lots of interesting content like recording crazy stunts, pulling pranks, playing violent games, summoning spirits and many more unpredictable things. They get millions of views for making chaotic videos that technically put their lives on the line. YouTubers do all of that to entertain the kids and teenagers who watch their channels. While some might argue that they are a bad influence on their teen viewers, these YouTubers don’t know that their fans are going to do those same stunts they do; they are just trying to entertain them.
 Stunt YouTubers create crazy videos for entertainment purposes, not for viewers to risk their lives and try to do what they do. This is not the same as posting hateful or disrespectful content.  If viewers try to copy the stunts that professionals do and get hurt, it should not cause these Youtubers to be demonetized. 

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The time has finally come. It’s 12 am and you just barely made the deadline to apply to the final college on your list. You wipe the sweat from your brow, releasing a drawn-out breath before slowly rising from your desk and leisurely walking over to your bed. You flop down on your stomach before stuffing your face in a pillow and screaming your lungs out—the first real way to de-stress after an experience like this. That is, until you get your acceptance letter.
But now that that’s done, it’s about time you head to Target. It’s time to pretend you’re shopping for college while actually just hiding in a store that’s big enough to lose your problems in. So, since you’re here, let me tell you some ways to relieve stress in this store.

Step 1: Walk up and down the “home” aisles taking pictures of that perfect home assistant you’ll totally need to help manage your two day school schedule. Or that LED rainbow light that you’d love in your dorm room but know you can’t afford come BTS season. 
*Sidenote: By BTS, I mean both “back to school”—cause we know financial aid offices are waiting to play us and make clear that disposable income doesn’t exist in the real world—and the Korean pop group BTS, because you never know when they might make a comeback and we all know albums and merch gets expensive. *Cries because I paid $90 just to have four different versions of the same CD*

Step 2: Sit at a table in one of those porch displays and act out your own version of the reality TV show “Big Brother” with your friends. Ignore the stares from employees and act like you’re “just dorm room shopping” if they confront you. Pick a Head of House, do evictions, challenges and everything else. Cause nothing says “Let’s stay friends forever even after we graduate!” more than brutally throwing your besties under the bus to get them “kicked out of the house” so you can show off how truly superior you are to them.

Step 3: Sit down in the produce aisle and cry because you’re going to college this year and you don’t want to grow up.

Step 4: Buy some good books and read them all while you have this spare time left. Honestly, I don’t have anything entertaining to say about that. I just think it’s important that you read… Plus you can enjoy your final days of buying a book and not being #triggered by $300 textbook price tags.

Step 5: Shopping spree! Let loose and buy that completely necessary giant green watering can that you’ll need for the cute succulents you also plan to buy. Savor one of the last times you can freely spend $500 without the value somehow multiplying by 6 percent within the next four years. *Cries because I’m gonna owe the government money until 2092* Or, just raid the dollar spot. That’s going to be the only thing in your budget when school starts anyway, so you should probably get used to it. 

Step 6: Head to customer service and apply for a summer job. Maybe they’ll have an employee discount...

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Luca Fogale
From sad songs about love... to more sad songs about love… Move along Sam Smith, Luca Fogale is the newest heartbroke songwriter in town. Debuting in 2013 with his album “Paths,” Fogale has a humble beginning in the city of Burnaby, British Columbia, where he would perform in small venues. Now touring with multiple acts, it is a wonder that the silky-toned singer has not hit mainstream media yet. Fogale does not have a very active social media presence, but can be found posting music on his Instagram “@lucafogale.”

The relatively unknown singer H.E.R. has toured with Bryson Tiller and other R&B names. Known for her self titled album H.E.R., H.E.R. has been known to show the female perspective of most relationship issues. Her R&B vocals provide a sultry sound to her music. 

Alex Newell
Now starring on Broadway, Newell has always been a vocal powerhouse. A male soprano, Newell is able to belt and hit notes as high as a C#6, earning him a spot on the show “Glee.” His style is a mix of ‘80s vibes and high belts that shake you to your core. Check it out on his recent E.P., “POWER.” 

This pop duo is two-fifths of the a cappella group Pentatonix. Having fostered a fanbase from their previous work, Superfruit brings a new sound to pop, with LGBTQ themes for everyone to bop to. Superfruit has gained recognition from Beyoncé, Rihanna and other pop and R&B icons for their covers, and they’re certainly worth checking out.

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