Archive for: racism

A Drive-By Shooting in Cleveland

A Drive-By Shooting in Cleveland

BY RAJA KRISHNA The following is based on security footage and audio evidence released to the public by the Cleveland Police Department. Access the video here. On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014, while the world held its breath in anticipation of the Ferguson grand jury decision, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was kicking […]

 
 

Sentencing War: Disparities and Injustices in Cracking Down on Cocaine

Sentencing War: Disparities and Injustices in Cracking Down on Cocaine

BY HAYLEY LEVY The United States, with only 5 percent of the world’s population, has 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Presently, individuals in the United States are incarcerated at a rate of 748 inmates per 100,000 people. The country with the closest rate is Russia, with a rate […]

 
 

Racial Segregation Indices in Metro Areas, From Past to Present

Racial Segregation Indices in Metro Areas, From Past to Present

  BY DANIEL RAGGS III

 
 

Issues of Diversity Contemporary America

BY BLACK ANTHOLOGY GROUP Black Anthology, an annual student theater production focused on the experience of African-Americans, is titled this year  “Post-” and grapples with the question of whether or not we live in a “post-racial” America.  This year’s show is particularly relevant to our country and our campus as […]

 
 

Asian Americans and the #NotYourAsianSidekick Movement

Asian Americans and the #NotYourAsianSidekick Movement

BY DELIA SHEN for CHINESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION Today, Asian Americans are often viewed as a “model minority,” a minority group that achieves higher levels of success than the general population. This term not only overlooks the many Asian Americans who live in poverty or face health problems, but also diminishes […]

 
 

Looking Beyond the Turban

Looking Beyond the Turban

BY SHIVANI DESAI It is incredible how much power and mean­ing one piece of fabric can hold. For those who adhere to the Sikh religion, a turban (dastar) is a symbol of devotion and spiritu­ality. It is a connection to the roots and his­tory of the Sikh people and a […]

 
 

The Forgotten Minority

The Forgotten Minority

A fierce debate is raging in our country’s capital. Local papers are taking sides, and the Washington City Paper is going as far as to refuse to call a group by its official name. The continued use of the Redskins mascot by Washington D.C.’s professional football team is a disgrace […]