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Talent or Race?

Daniela Catenacci, Pepperdine studentDaniela Catenacci, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “#OscarsSoWhite was widely discussed. Do you think that TV shows and movies should be required to have more diversity, or should it continue to play out as it does?”

#OscarsSoWhite is a hashtag that was created in 2015 as a result of no African American actors or actresses being nominated at the prestigious Oscar Event. In the same year, there were…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 05, 2016

The Colorless Oscars

Janice Chung, Pepperdine studentJanice Chung, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “#OscarsSoWhite was widely discussed. Do you think that TV shows and movies should be required to have more diversity, or should it continue to play out as it does?”

#OscarsSoWhite yet again resurged following the 2016 Oscar Awards for the lack of diversity among the list of actors and actresses in the ranking nominees. Caught in a time broiling with racial…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 28, 2016

“Un-Womanly Things” and the Ducking-Stool

Gordan Thomas, Pepperdine studentGordon Thomas, a student in Jon Pfeiffer’s Fall 2016 Mass Communication Law class at Pepperdine University, wrote the following essay in response to the prompt: “Pages like ByeFelipe on Instagram are becoming increasingly popular. The concept of these pages is to blast those who are disrespectful on dating websites such as Tinder. Discuss the related privacy issues.”

In parts of Europe during the 13th century through the 16th century, women, who did “un-womanly” things, were sentenced to the “Ducking-stool”. A ducking-stool, for those who aren’t familiar,…

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  • Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 22, 2016

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