The Decline of White Privilege Leads to the Shame of a Trump Presidency

In Toni Morrison’s article, “Mourning for Whiteness”, she stakes a claim that white Americans are still striving for white privilege, proven by the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States. Morrison mocks the American citizens, the majority of whom were white, that voted for Trump, and argues that skin color must […]

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RA6: Losing your home

Paul Duggan’s ‘Why would I leave? It’s my home.’ addresses the problem of gentrification and reconstruction in close knit neighborhoods. In growing communities, reconstruction of promising areas often displaces and destroys the homes of many without any consideration. Paul Duggan dove into this phenomenon by speaking with the residents of Kenilworth, DC who face the […]

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RA5(ExtraPoints): Make America United Again

Make America United Again In “Divisions in My Dorm Room” K.N. Pineda delves into the college world and its experience throughout the 2016 election. The recent United States presidential election caused an uproar, specifically in the lives of college students. Campuses that were once accepting and open became defensive and hurt due to the news of our […]

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Gender Neutral Bathrooms

  In her article, “Making Bathrooms More ‘Accommodating’”,  Emily Bazelon argues that it is important to realize that at this point, it is important to realize that genders are no longer only male and female. She also explains that this also applies to people who may not have been born as a certain gender, but […]

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Reading Analysis 2.1

Makenzie Gold Quiros Professor Hoskins Writing 106-008 October 17, 2016 The Racism of Park Benches, Bridges, and Subway Lines        In her article “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment,” Sarah Schindler examines the systemic racism ingrained in the very design of our urban areas. She opens up the paper […]

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Reading Analysis: “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society”

In her article, “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” Suzanne Tick argues that gender neutral designs in the workplace, specifically in it’s restrooms, would comply with our culturally changing society. With the recent increase in feminism, designers must move away from a Modernistic landscape. Gender equality in the workplace has been an elongated […]

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RA1 revisions: Keeping Communities Separated

Keeping Communities Separated In “Architectural exclusion: Discrimination and segregation through physical design of the built environment”, Sarah Schindler attempts to show her enlighten her readers to the purposeful separation between communities. Schindler argues that crosswalks and one way streets are intentionally put in place to keep communities and city areas separate and isolated. The article […]

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