systemic racism

Civil Rights activist Michelle Alexander discusses structural racism

Michelle Alexander, author, lawyer, and prominent civil rights scholar, spoke to Washington University and St. Louis community members about racial segregation, mass incarceration, and policing during a conversation sponsored by the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Feb 28.

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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

‘We’re not gonna be quiet’: Students demand WUPD abolition

Carrying a banner that read “WUPD protects property, not people,” students marched from Brookings Hall to the South 40 to call on University administrators to defund and abolish the Washington University Police Department, Oct. 24.

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Leaping towards liberty: A conversation with Caira Watson-Haynes

Senior sports editor Dorian DeBose sat down with Caira Watson-Haynes, a senior on the WU track and field team, to talk about practicing during COVID-19 and supporting Black student athletes on campus.

| Senior Sports Editor

Three sororities push to dismantle their chapters, facing resistance from Campus Life, national organizations

Continuing in the fight for the abolition of Greek Life, Pi Beta Phi, Kappa Delta and Delta Gamma have now made efforts to officially disband their chapters, to mixed results from their national organizations and little response from Washington University.

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Salaam and Santana speak about mass incarceration, systemic racism

Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana, two members of the Central Park Five—renamed the Exonerated Five—spoke in Graham Chapel last night as the Congress of the South 40’s fall speakers.

Noah Slaughter | Staff Reporter

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