White Student Union

Freshman Patrick Sharp is attempting to start up a “White Student Union” at Georgia State University. Not surprisingly, this has been met with some resistance and complaints by other students. Sharp, however, equates his group with other multicultural associations such as the Black Affairs Council at the University of Georgia. Continue reading “White Student Union”

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Video Games and Violence

Video games are a relatively new and widely used phenomenon. Many are violent (8 out of the top 20 games in 2011 had a Mature rating), which some consider to have an impact on the psyche of people. The question at hand is whether the rise of violent video games is impacting society in a way that violent television, movies, literature and other stimuli do not. Continue reading “Video Games and Violence”

The Scourge of Domestic Abuse

Every nine seconds in the U.S., a woman is assaulted or beaten. Every day, three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partner. Each year, 1.3 million women are the victims of physical assault by an intimate partner and one out of every four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Yet only one fifth of victims sought medical treatment, and only one fourth of women reported the incident to police. Continue reading “The Scourge of Domestic Abuse”

Changes in Christianity and Russell Moore

Russell Moore has something important to say as he assumes the leadership role in the Southern Baptist Convention. It is that Christianity is not and cannot be simply a political agenda. It is a deeper system of beliefs that is firmly rooted in the Gospel. He stresses a culture of acceptance and redemption, not of condemnation. This is the message that he wants to send to the youth who are growing up in an increasingly secular culture.

“If we don’t show that next generation how our involvement in the public square is rooted in the Gospel, then what’s going to happen is that they are going to check out and overreact,” Moore says. He goes on to say that, “The worst thing that we can do is assume that we are still living in 1950s America.” Continue reading “Changes in Christianity and Russell Moore”

Sex

Though often spoken of in hushed voices, sex is one of the most fundamental aspects of the human experience. We’re evolutionary hardwired to seek it, just like air, water, and food. Like the preparation of food, sex has been elevated to both a science and an art form. Even after thousands of years of practice and study, however, humans are still having problems in the bedroom. Continue reading “Sex”

Segregated Sororities and Fraternities

The University of Alabama recently received complaints that the selection process for its sororities was discriminatory. In response, the university began “continuous open bidding” where sororities can accept members at any time, instead of just during rush periods. So far, six minority students have accepted bids to traditionally white sororities. While there are no longer actual policies enforcing segregation in Greek life, it is still mostly divided into traditionally black and traditionally white fraternities and sororities. Continue reading “Segregated Sororities and Fraternities”

Paula Deen and Racial Intolerance

It has been making news that Paula Deen admitted to having used the N-word at some point during her life. This shouldn’t come as a great surprise, considering she grew up in the segregated south and 60 years is a long time. Perhaps it is the context of this revelation, a hostile work environment lawsuit, which gives the statement added meaning. Paula and her restaurants are being accused of sexual harassment, racial harassment, and abusive treatment. Continue reading “Paula Deen and Racial Intolerance”