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The (Libertarian) Case for Reparations

In his piece “The Case for Reparations,” Ta-Nehisi Coates details the ways in which white supremacy and racism have had a lasting impact on black communities. As the title of the article suggests, Coates argues that the best way to right the terrible wrongs that have been done to African-Americans is through reparations. While no…

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The Sidewalks Kept Me Off the Streets

We’ve seen it before. We might even have one hanging in our closet or resting in our drawer. The omnipresent Tupac, the illustrious Biggie, peering down on us through well-circulated images of their countenances, plastered on dorm walls and printed on T-shirts. Any college student can recognize these ubiquitous images, state a couple sentences’ background…

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Crossing the Street

“If I were walking down the street at night and you or Kendall were walking behind me, I think you two should cross the street.” That’s what one of my favorite teachers in high school said. She was a middle-aged white woman with a personality that made her appear much younger – we’d often start…

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Remembering Jackie Robinson: Racial Equality in Sports

BY BENJAMIN COMPALL If Jackie Robinson were alive today, I wonder how he would feel about the current racial state of sports. Surely, as the first African American professional baseball player, he would feel great pride in seeing how far things have come. As Americans, we love these “first-ever” narratives- and Robinson’s holds a particularly…

Racism in European Soccer

BY MAX HANDLER Dani Alves was fed up, fed up with the racism of soccer fans and the seeming indifference of soccer authorities. So on April 27th, 2014, when a fan of the Spanish team Villarreal threw a banana at him, he took a stand: he picked up the banana and ate. His teammate Neymar…

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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 at some freshly fallen snow…

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