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The Use of Racism

In Social Justice by Kevin QuinnLeave a Comment

On my best days, I walk with my head held high—over or beyond the mystifying childishness that makes a white man wonder if I belong in the airport lounge sitting next to him; or even (though it is a far harder head holding to manage) over or beyond the incomprehensible savagery that makes white police…

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The Birth Certificate

In News & Politics by Morgan JerkinsLeave a Comment

My birth certificate is a thin, yellow slip that states my name, Morgan Simone Regis Jerkins. Underneath my name are thirty-five dashes that reside in the place meant to indicate “Name of Father.” I quivered the first time that I saw it. Not even a blank space or an asterisk to indicate that my father’s…

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Back to Campus, Back to Activism

In Education by Maya PascalLeave a Comment

Over the past year, America has watched with a unique mixture of awe and derision as protests over racial diversity and inclusion rocked college campuses across the country. We witnessed the president of the University of Missouri step down after a graduate student’s hunger strike over hate speech on campus escalated to the point that…

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Affirmative Whiteness

In Education by Donald Earl CollinsLeave a Comment

For now, race-based affirmative action in US higher education remains constitutional, as the Supreme Court ruled in June via Fisher v. University of Texas II. Still, one fact remains evident: for many Americans, the idea of any Black applicant being more qualified to attend any predominantly White university than any White applicant is simply inconceivable.…