racism

I’m tired and I shouldn’t have to explain why

I am tired of having to explain to people what it feels like to be Black in America and why they should care. Silence speaks louder than words, and the silence from people who claim to be allies in the struggle against racism is deafening.

| Senior Editor

Staff Editorial: On the coronavirus: Do not fall into fear and feed into xenophobia

Making insensitive comments and isolating people can’t be justified by being “afraid” of catching the virus.

‘For colored girls’ moves audiences to find their own rainbows

“For colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” also called “For Colored Girls”, is a choreopoem written by Ntozake Shange. It premiered in 1976 and tells the story of seven African-American women, identified by separate colors of the rainbow, who struggle with sexism, racism, poverty, mental illness and more. They suffer unspeakable horrors, brave heartbreak and loss and wrestle with their own identities in their communities and the wider world.

Lydia McKelvie | Staff Writer

Matt’s Musings: The NFL’s unfairness doesn’t excuse Colin Kaepernick’s missed opportunity

Racial issues in sports span across the world and manifest themselves in different ways depending on where they take place. This brings us to American sports’ current number one hot button issue, still, after three years: Colin Kaepernick vs. the National Football League.

Matt Singer | Contributing Writer

Matt’s Musings: Racism in European soccer continues to rear its ugly head

In 2013, ESPN writer Wright Thompson penned an article for “ESPN the Mag” titled, “When The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly: A journey into the world of Italy’s racist soccer thugs.” Six years later, the problem is just as bad, if not worse.

Matt Singer | Contributing Writer

WUPD should be better, but so should we

Does Washington University care about its image with black St. Louis residents? WUPD clearly doesn’t. Surrounding communities, especially communities of color, are skeptical of Wash. U. This is a microcosm of why.

| Senior Editor

Why you should think twice before cracking an egg on a racist

No matter how horrific the atrocity they’re justifying or inciting, there are unavoidable moral drawbacks to hitting a white nationalist with an egg.

Sean Lundergan | Staff Writer

Why we can’t ‘move on’ from racism

So, while I am glad individual people, especially people of extreme privilege, have been speaking out more about equality, they represent the very first step in dismantling the system.

| Forum Editor

Op-ed: A red line against racist ideologies: A call to action

This whole controversy has needlessly centered whiteness and the most privileged individuals on this campus. However, this controversy is not about white people; it is about the rights of marginalized communities and their allies on Washington University’s campus.

Christian Ralph | Graduate School of Engineering Class of 2020

Shared vocabulary: The first step toward progress

Because facts are constantly under attack, it is important that we all have a shared basis of understanding and agreement on what the words we say actually mean.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

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