Connect 4 roundtable addresses student response to Mothers bar

Following the town hall forum on the Mothers bar incident held two weeks ago, student group Connect 4 hosted a roundtable on Monday to create task forces for addressing racial discrimination and profiling on campus and to bring greater awareness of diversity issues to the student body. The student group hoped to focus the current energy sparked by the Mothers bar incident on creating long-term action plans for making positive change on campus and in the surrounding community.

| Contributing Reporter

Chicago race rally canceled after venue search falls short

Senior Class President Fernando Cutz told the student body in an e-mail this week that a Chicago rally, planned in response to the recent incident of alleged racial discrimination against six students at the Original Mothers bar in Chicago, will no longer occur.

| Assignment Editor

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere

Like many Wash. U. students, I was disgusted by what I heard and read about the discrimination that occurred at Mothers bar. Students I know and respect were unjustly treated like second-class citizens because of their race. This bigotry is reminiscent of the treatment of blacks before the civil rights movement. This period not so long ago reeked with injustice as “separate but equal” ruled our nation. Plessy v. Ferguson was overturned only 55 years ago.

Daniel Fishman | Staff Columnist

Mothers settlement should be a model for rectifying racism

In America today, it is easy to forget that there are some things that lawsuits cannot settle, things that legislation cannot change.
It makes sense to sue those who embezzle money for financial damages; similarly, it makes sense to put dangerous criminals behind bars. The former ensures that wealth is redistributed appropriately; the latter makes certain that the accused do not commit similar acts of violence again. In these cases, the punishment is appropriate and contributes to a just, secure society.

| Senior Forum Editor

VIDEO: Mothers News Conference

Senior Class President Fernando Cutz announced at a press conference Wednesday that the six black students who allege they were discriminated against by the Original Mothers bar in Chicago have reached an agreement with the bar.

Students announce agreement with Mothers Bar

Senior class president Fernando Cutz and the six black students who allege they were racially discriminated against by the Original Mothers bar in Chicago said at a news conference Wednesday that they will not be pressing charges against the establishment.

| Staff Reporter

Students discuss penalty for Mothers, issues of racism at town hall forum

Students expressed anger at the Original Mothers bar and demanded that the establishment issue an apology and return students’ money at a town hall forum Monday night.

| Student Life Editors

New allegations surface against Mother’s Original

According to Alan Griffin, a 27-year-old Chicago native, discrimination is nothing new to Mother’s Bar. Griffin said that he experienced the same treatment as six Washington University students on two different occasions.

| Managing Editor

Live blogging the Mother’s Bar incident town hall

The Association of Black Students, Connect4 and the Senior Class Council are hosting a town hall-style forum tonight to address students’ reactions to the alleged discrimination that took place at the Original Mothers Bar during the senior class trip to Chicago two weeks ago.

| Student Life Editors

Against odds, WU found guilty of age discrimination, retaliation

Washington University engaged in age discrimination against surgeon and lung transplant pioneer Joel Cooper, a St. Louis Circuit Court jury ruled Tuesday. Cooper, tenured professor of surgery at the School of Medicine from 1988 to 2005 and head of the cardiothoracic surgery division from 1997 to 2004, won $525,000 in legal and punitive damages from […]

| News Editors

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