racism in Chicago

Innocent or not, Jussie Smollett teaches us about being reactionary

We are fed so many stories every second of every day that we develop opinions on the fly without waiting for the situation to evolve.

| 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 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

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

Chancellor Wrighton responds to racism allegations in letter to Chicago Mayor

Chancellor Mark Wrighton responds to the allegations of racism against six Washington University students in a letter to Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.

Flyers protesting Mothers’ bar

Washington University seniors on their class trip accused a Chicago nightclub of racial discrimination over the weekend, protesting nearby after the club allegedly denied entry to six black male students because of their race.

Mother’s Bar incident should compel boycott, activism

The recent instance of racism directed at six seniors during the class trip to Chicago last weekend is a stunning reminder of the racism that still exists in our world. Two hundred members of the senior class experienced racism firsthand, when six black students were denied entry to Mother’s Nightclub Original bar due to their “baggy jeans,” even as several white students with baggier jeans were allowed in.

Students protest race discrimination at Chicago bar during senior class trip

Around 200 Washington University students participated in a protest Sunday morning in Chicago in response to what is being called an act of racial discrimination that occurred at Mother’s Night Club Original bar the night before.

| Contributing Reporter

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