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At precisely 2:30 p.m. on Sunday May 19th, I took my seat along side my family at The Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Missouri and eagerly waited for the graduation ceremony to begin.  As the college graduates began to fill the arena, one by one, I caught a glimpse of my son in his cap and gown and my heart swelled with pride and joy.  But when the moment came for him to march across the stage and receive his diploma, pride and joy took a back seat; almost instantly I exhaled a sigh of relief.

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The Power of Our Words

It happened. Again.  Hip-hop artist Kanye West has inserted his foot into his mouth.  In a recent interview with TMZ, the artist is quoted as saying that “slavery was a choice.”  The video went viral and ever since then, the floodgates of commentary and memes have not stopped flowing.  Perhaps that was Kanye’s intention; to create buzz or start a conversation.  He wouldn’t be the first celebrity guilty of stirring up buzz to boost his own star potential.  And while that “shine” may elevate one star’s ego, what’s the overarching impact of the “shade”?

Article by Dena Chapman, More Perfect Union Team Lead and Field Support Specialist

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