Post Tagged with: "racism"

Interreligious Dialogue Key After Charlottesville, Religious Leaders Say

Open dialogue and intercultural engagement can mend social flaws exposed by last month’s events in Charlottesville, Va., argued campus religious leaders at a series of panels hosted in Gaston Hall on Tuesday. Charlottesville was the scene of violent confrontations early August, where a planned white nationalist rally opposing the removal[Read More…]

by September 21, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News

VIEWPOINT: Entitled to Existence

“How dare you stand here and sully this campus knowing what you people have done?” “Don’t you think we would all be better off if you people went back home?” Last week, a woman visiting campus stopped me from entering the Healey Family Student Center and repeatedly told me to[Read More…]

by April 7, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Barriers to Representation

For decades, politicians have bellowed that all are equal, that racial barriers are relics of the past and that anyone can be anything in the land of opportunity. The inauguration of our first black president eight years ago was a dazzling affirmation of such a promise; if there was ever[Read More…]

by March 27, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
OSIBAJO & BAH: One Story, One Stereotype

OSIBAJO & BAH: One Story, One Stereotype

On Jan. 5, 2017, four African-American teens in Chicago kidnapped and tortured their disabled white friend, who survived the attack. They were immediately brought into custody, charged with a hate crime and are now awaiting trial. Despite being in no way affiliated with the brutal actions of these teens, activist[Read More…]

by February 7, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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President of the American Public Health Association Camara Jones discussed racism in health care.

Health Disparities Examined

To ensure health equity, there needs to be a united response to the prevalence of racism in health care, according to President of the American Public Health Association Camara Jones at a talk at the Georgetown University Medical Center on Monday. According to Jones, racism has three levels — institutionalized,[Read More…]

by October 7, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

FLEMING-KLINK: Prejudice Pervades Our Justice System

Our criminal justice system is not broken. Instead, it works with breathtaking, astonishing effectiveness — without flaw, inconvenience or inefficiency — to achieve its purpose: the subjugation of impoverished communities and communities of color in America. Conversations about criminal justice cannot take place in the absence of our nation’s historical[Read More…]

Cobb Addresses Structural Racism

Speakers discussed race relations in America at the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice’s “A Dream Deferred: Black in the USA” symposium April 11 and 12. The two-day symposium featured a series of events dedicated to addressing and battling structural racism, microaggressions, police brutality, civil rights and many other[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Black Lives Matter Activists Reflect on Activism, Origins

Leaders from the Black Lives Matter movement, including Baltimore mayoral candidate DeRay Mckesson, encouraged students to engage in issues of racial injustice in a panel in Copley Formal Lounge hosted by the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice on Tuesday The panel, titled “Black to the Future: Activism, Community,[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Trump: When the Joke Goes Sour

Unless the underside of a rock has been your home for the past several months, you know that Donald Trump was just endorsed by KKK member David Duke and that his current polling position all but guarantees that he will win the Republican nomination for the presidency with a strong[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Vera Stark Deserves A Happy Ending

When I first read “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark”, I thought it was a comedy. I really did. To myself — and those who watched it when it was performed Oct. 8 through the 11 — the whole first act had the conventional comedic formula, led by a smart heroine.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top