Tag: Racism

Patty Mills faces racist comments following Cavs win

Photo courtesy of @Patty_Mills, Twitter What should have been a celebratory night for the San Antonio Spurs and their fan base turned into a night of lessons, and there was one particular lesson to be learned during the 110-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The lesson is that racism, no matter […]

Halloween is No Excuse for Cultural Appropriation

Photo Courtesy of Infrogmation, Wikipedia Sometimes the scariest thing about the upcoming holiday on Saturday is the rampant cultural appropriation and racism that can occur on Halloween.   While it is true that many people innocently buy Halloween costumes that promote some form of cultural appropriation, the buying and wearing […]

Racism Still An Issue, Fight against Social Inequalities Must Go On

Photo Courtesy of Light Brigading, Flickr Creative Commons I recently attended the Conversations on Race discussion series cosponsored by the Women’s Center and Civic and Community Engagement Center. While the event offered me the experience to sit with intelligent people to reflect on students’ perceptions of racism on campus, what […]

Yik Yak: Anonymous Messaging App Induces Race-Based Bullying

Photo Courtesy of Yik Yak Yik Yak, an emerging social media application where individuals can share their thoughts anonymously, has been a hot button issue on college campuses across the nation. The app is essentially an anonymous version of Twitter that identifies your location and allows you to communicate with […]

Eric Garner: Lack of Indictment Sparks Outrage

Demonstrators took to New York streets after a Staten Island grand jury ruled “no reasonable cause” to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Pantaleo, a white officer, is released of all charges in the killing of Garner; an unarmed black man whose death was […]