Major Department

Journalism and Mass Communication


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


BA (Bachelor of Arts)

Session and Year of Graduation

Spring 2018

Honors Major Advisor

Travis Vogan

Thesis Mentor

Brian Ekdale


Many times the issues and triumphs of minority populations in America are either oversimplified or ignored in the media. Through my blog, The Minority Population, the rug will be swept up from under the feet of my readers and they will be invited to engage in a dialogue about some of the major historic and ongoing current event issues facing those in the minority. As someone who grew up living in the digital age, it only makes sense that The Minority Population is a brand that lives and thrives online through social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. Having these discussions online, where fake news is perpetuated and social justice movements are created – it allows for a younger generation to engage in these critical conversations about race, gender, sexuality and their place within these discussions. It’s my hope, that through The Minority Population brand, people engaging with the content will be forced to look inward at their own biases, privileges and worldview in an effort to make a difference in their own lives as someone who is culturally competent but more so for the people who have historically been left out of the conversation.


culture, cultural competency, diversity, equality, blog, social justice

Total Pages

1 page


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