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Discussing Colten Boushie

In 2016, in North Battleford, 22-year-old, Indigenous Colten Boushie lost his life. A white farmer named Gerald Stanley killed him via gunshot. Boushie was allegedly attempting to steal the farmer’s truck, and Stanley took action, claiming the gun fired by accident. This past week, Stanley has been acquitted, inspiring outrage across the country.

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Screw you, Grammy’s

We are all well aware that old white dudes love artists that don’t cause a stir. Kendrick’s DAMN addressed issues of race, police brutality, sexism, the beauty industry, and many other already hot-button topics in the music world today; Lorde poured her beautiful, extremely awkward soul into the most poetic Dear John letter I’d ever heard; and damn, SZA? Sis went off. I wanted to dump boyfriends I didn’t even have.

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