It goes without being said that I was not surprised when I received a text message featuring an image of two female Asian students sporting modern variations of Black face with the caption, “We’re in the zulu (sic) tribe.”
For far too long, we’ve lived in a culture and system of asymmetrical power and violence, one in which men consistently commit violence against other beings. As Washington University students, we’ve learned a lot about bystander intervention and about how to protect and look after our fellow community-members.
Amendment 3 is attempting to give the children of Missouri something so many children do not have, a high quality childhood education.
At the end of the day, however, I believe that the University missed a chance to turn this opportunity for publicity and self-improvement into one that could benefit the nation, and in doing so, failed to carry out its responsibilities as an institution of higher learning.
We will not be endorsing Donald Trump for president.
I was raised in a post-9/11 world, and while growing up, I rarely come across a news story that described Islam positively. This perplexed me to no end, because the “Islam” I was seeing on TV—bombs, war and fear—was inconsistent with the Islam that Sunday School taught me— peace, charity and loving your neighbors.
To be Black in America is to consistently exist within the taunting and mundane proximity to your death at all times
Among the most conflicted is the pro-life voter: One who denounces the legalization of abortion with the same urgency that pro-choice advocates fight against restrictive abortion laws.
In this upcoming election, one of the few issues where both presidential candidates tend to agree is in their support for Israel, and for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.
The 2016 presidential election is frustrating for millions of Americans who do not see their interests represented at the ballot box. As a student exercising my right to vote in my first presidential election, I share the sentiment.