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If there’s a Will, there’s a way: Everyone needs to unite

If there's a Will, there's a way: Everyone needs to unite

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 is in full swing and causing panic for everyone. Colleges and work are closing down for millions of people across the globe.  Students now have to address having classes online instead of on-campus with their peers and support systems. Many people are starting to hoard supplies, making...

Coronavirus inspired racism has to stop

Coronavirus inspired racism has to stop

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

An outbreak of coronavirus is no excuse to take part in ridiculous and ignorant acts of racism. It’s understandable to be worried and cautious with the recent outbreak of coronavirus. It’d be surprising if people didn’t learn to be aware of their sanitation and health after living through the Eb...

Letter to the Editor: It’s time to respond

Letter to the Editor: It's time to respond

Anna Ardelean

November 19, 2019

There are many things that you can be apathetic about, but white supremacists vandalizing cars with their hateful flyers is not one of them.  Tuesday marked the fourth time on our campus that our students have been invited to join a white supremacist organization. And what has been the response?...

We’re all human, what’s so hard to understand?

We're all human, what’s so hard to understand?

Will Phillips, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Stunned USI students walked to their cars on a slow, snowy Tuesday, bundled up in all the coats they had in their closets, prepared to go home. Instead of an uneventful stroll as per usual, they discovered white supremacy fliers on the windshields of their cars.  The fliers, made by uneducated bigots, urged...

Inaction in the face of racism

Inaction in the face of racism

Bowman Clark, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018

The racist fliers found on USI’s campus have caused outrage, disgust and sadness. In response, the student body has remained largely apathetic, despite the university’s attempts to discuss and address the situation. The meeting was held at 5 p.m. Nov. 21 in Forum 1, a time when many do not have cl...

Speaker addresses racism in America

Speaker addresses racism in America

Andrea Dale, Staff Writer

September 28, 2017

Jamelle Bouie, a political analyst for CBS News and chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine, spoke to students, faculty, and staff about the current state of race relations in the United States and how this state came to be Wednesday night. In his presentation, titled “America, Red...

‘Responsibitlity to respond’

Sarah Rogers, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016

Last Wednesday, Cornel West spoke in Carter Hall about identifiable issues of our generation. West spoke against racial inequality, xenophobia, prejudice and homophobia.

‘The whitest black guy’

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

September 14, 2016

Imagine a black kid, putting books into his locker, minding his own business when suddenly, another kid shouts, “Act your color.” This was nothing new to “the whitest black guy.”

Humanity trumps cruelty

Gabi Wy, Staff writer

April 29, 2016

I don't talk politics, but I do talk decency and respect. I, an 18-year-old student journalist, was spat on yesterday at a Donald Trump rally in my hometown. What happened didn't register immediately. The republican frontrunner had drawn out an overwhelming crowd, and I was interviewing as many...

Rally to promote diversity, equality

The Joshua Academy choir sings “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson last April at the Take a Stand Against Racism rally. This year’s ralley will take place April 28, at the USI Amphitheater.

Abigail Suddarth, Staff writer

April 20, 2016

Danesha Shelton will ask the question: “Why is it hard to talk about race?” for her capstone project. The Center for Social Justice Education intern will ask this question to Stand Against Racism Rally attendees and include their responses in her project. The CSJE, the YWCA and the Multicultural C...

Mandela speaker talks racism

Students gather around Tim Wise, a nationally renowned anti-racist writer and educator, during a private coffee hour that gave students a safe place to ask questions on the topics of racism and discrimination in Tradition’s Lounge on Thursday. Wise served as the keynote speaker for a series of events commemorating Nelson Mandela.

Abigail Suddarth, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

Tim Wise’s five-year-old daughter asked if Morgan Freeman was really God after seeing a trailer for “Evan Almighty.” He replied that he was just an actor who plays God often. Her sister replied, “That can’t be God.”

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