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November 13, 2012

I was reading a Time magazine article the other day about how racist attitudes are ingrained in people. I’d suggest that it’s an article we all should read here at The University of Mississippi. Why? This article addresses an issue that’s not only a problem on our campus, but an issue that’s a problem nationwide — really worldwide.

October 17, 2012

The college admissions process is something most of us would never like to have to relive.
It’s a stressful time filling out applications, writing variations of the same personal statement and dealing with the attendant stress of finding a large or small envelope in the mailbox. However, for one girl, though she graduated from LSU this past May, she will have to relive this time of her life in front of the Supreme Court.

March 21, 2012

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Several UN officials spoke today about the dangers of racism and "urged the international community to address grievances before they explode into catastrophic conflict." 

 

February 23, 2012

The term “affirmative action” was first used in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. It refers to efforts, both state and national, to achieve diversity through desegregation in education, hiring practices and other admissions practices.

 

The term “affirmative action” was first used in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy. It refers to efforts, both state and national, to achieve diversity through desegregation in education, hiring practices and other admissions practices.

While the purpose of affirmative action is to promote equal opportunity, it also aims to compensate for the history of racial issues our country has faced. 

August 30, 2011

In the past few weeks, it seems that Mississippi’s dark past has been dredged up once again — a past full of hate and anger, and one that most Mississippians resent.  

Racism will forever be part of this state’s and this nation’s history, and this, in and of itself, is a shame. However, the fact that such an ugly belief still appears more often than we’d like to admit is a complete disgrace.  

August 28, 2011

Electing the first black president, and more recently, nominating the first black Democratic nominee for governor in Mississippi, has the tendency to lead one to believe that we are living in a post-racial society. 

 

Electing the first black president, and more recently, nominating the first black Democratic nominee for governor in Mississippi, has the tendency to lead one to believe that we are living in a post-racial society. 

April 15, 2011

The ASB Senate invocation is currently the topic of a lively debate on campus.

The ASB Senate invocation is currently the topic of a lively debate on campus.

Supporters of the invocation suggest that the weekly group prayer is not discriminatory, as any senator can volunteer to lead the prayer and no one is forced to stand and bow his or her head during the ritual.

As co-author of the amendment proposal to replace the invocation with a moment of silence, I find these arguments deeply flawed.

In contrast to invocation supporters, I believe this is a clear case of unlawful religious discrimination.

February 3, 2011

People’s words can become very flammable. It is the action that ignites the words allowing a flame to spark.

People’s words can become very flammable. It is the action that ignites the words allowing a flame to spark.

In early January, I started to observe the demonstrations in Tunisia on YouTube. I did not understand their language, but the clouds of tear gas, hail of stones and surges of people in the street vividly told the story.

In the past weeks, the world watched the flame in Tunisia become a wildfire spreading throughout the Middle East.

Cairo is the only well known city that is being televised.

October 17, 2010

In 1965, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was created to enforce federal laws “prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.”

 

In 1965, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was created to enforce federal laws “prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.”