racism

Opinion submission: Community statement against Islamophobia

While there may be differing opinions on Fadel’s choice of protest, the subsequent Islamophobic and racist response to his protest was intolerable.

WU group chats and the online bystander effect

If it’s true that large group chats can be a place to uplift one another and create community, it must follow that these spaces are capable of doing damage and normalizing insensitivity, and they do so often.

| Senior Forum Editor

Staff Editorial: It’s time to talk about George Washington, his statue and his legacy

After recent student protests sparked campus conversation, it’s time we as a university come to terms with the full meaning of our name: Washington University in St. Louis.

Staff Editorial: Enough is enough: we need to listen to and support our APIDA peers

We mourn the loss of these lives that were senselessly taken and the Student Life Editorial Board stands in solidarity with the members of the Asian, Pacific Islander and Desi American (APIDA) communities.

Stop animating Black characters as inhuman

Blackness in the media is equated with animalistic behavior and barbarism. The animators’ choice to portray Black characters as less than human, sub-human if you will, reinforces this idea.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Among calls for abolition, experts weigh costs and benefits of WUPD for the campus and community

After a summer of nationwide protests over systemic racism and police brutality, college students across the country have looked to implement calls for racial justice at a local level by demanding the abolition of university police departments. At Washington University, more than 100 students recently marched across campus demanding the abolition of the Washington University […]

Gabby Hyman | Staff Reporter

Student Union urges WU to expunge alcohol and marijuana offenses from student conduct records

Student Union Senate passed a resolution urging the University to implement an expungement policy and expand it to include marijuana offenses.

| Senior News Editor

Following a summer of mass deactivations, Campus Life considers next steps for Greek Life

Over 50% of fraternity and sorority members at Washington University have permanently deactivated from their organization following a summer of students pointing out the systemic oppression present within the Greek system.

| Managing Editor

Finding truth in silence: An internal reflection on racial injustice

I realized after days of being taunted by a blank screen, that I can’t. I cannot explain to a non-Black person what it means to wear this skin each day, this skin that—despite who wears it—will always be marked and measured by the scars placed upon it by American hands, scars that I inherited from a past I did not know.

| Managing Editor

Staff Editorial: Dear Chancellor Martin

You condemn “the acts of hate, aggression or disrespect toward any racial group that may happen anywhere,” but the University community—particularly the Black community—deserves to see more from you. It is crucial that you make marginalized individuals feel heard.

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