Post Tagged with: "racism"

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
QUALLEN: Catholic Identity Combats Klan Racism

QUALLEN: Catholic Identity Combats Klan Racism

Find a copy of 1921’s yearbook. Open it to page 171. Here’s what you’ll see: around a dozen young men in daHoyark suits. Their ties spill out of their vests and coiffed white collars top the ensemble. Look up. A banner blares: Georgetown University. Look down. There’s the caption: Ku[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top
HOYA ARCHIVES

The Life of Pebbles

In the coming months, the university will open a campus-wide dialogue on its relationship with racism and slavery, which reached its nadir in 1838 when Fr. Thomas Mulledy, S.J., and the Maryland Jesuits sold 272 slaves to a Louisiana planter. Some might assume that Georgetown’s racial transformation took place in[Read More…]

Is This What Racism Feels Like?

Is This What Racism Feels Like?

“Do you not see? Can you not see this small child? Are your eyes too small?” This stranger’s words hit me like the bus I just walked onto. Like a deer in headlights, I just stood there. Shocked and unsure of what to call this interaction, I just stood there.[Read More…]

by March 20, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Teach Diversity Now

In the days that followed the publication of a cartoon in the Georgetown Voice depicting then-GUSA presidential candidate Chris Wadibia (COL ’16) being beaten by other candidates, sudents filled St. William’s Chapel at a town hall organized by the Black Leadership Forum this past Sunday. There, students testified to their[Read More…]

by February 23, 2015 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Naming the Fire that Defines Me

Naming the Fire that Defines Me

The first time I ever had to speak as the voice of my entire race, I was four. It was during a kindergarten lesson about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lucas, a fellow classmate and fashion victim of the classic ’90s DIY mushroom cut, however, was not down for the[Read More…]

by January 22, 2015 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Dream Deferred

A mere three miles away from our front gates, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to give a speech that would become one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement. “I have a dream…” Isn’t that right? But when did the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2015 2 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top