My heart feels as empty as this Senate chamber. (photo from the Library of Congress)
I was up late last night. Like, so late that some people were waking up by the time I went to sleep. My otherwise comfortable bed offered no solace as I tossed and turned thinking about midterm election results.
"I didn't tell you that you could look at my naked body," said Jennifer Lawrence in response to someone leaking her private photos online. The hacking and release several female celebrities' nude photos last month has sparked wider discussion around the issue of privacy and revenge porn—the posting of someone's naked or sexual images online.
A protest in solidarity with Ferguson activists in August. Photo by Light Brigading via Creative Commons.
Growing up as a black kid in a near-completely white Virginia suburb, I was never taught that racism had real life implications. At school, the most relevant mentions of race usually involved Token from South Park, the beloved character from a wholesome family show most of us watched and enjoyed.