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I no longer believe in civil discourse about race

There were many moments in my life when I objected to the way a minority group behaved or protested. I had been taught that the good and noble people who committed civil disobedience did it with complete respect and without violence. I was taught about MLK and Gandhi and Rosa Parks, noble heroes who refused

Letter to the Editor: I will not graduate from Lawrence, I will have overcome it

Lawrence University is an institution rooted in white supremacy. The message sent to students of color has repeatedly been an overwhelming “you do not belong here,” and while there were strides made to fix the racist orthodoxy of this campus, events this past week reminds us of the historical and structural oppression that is grafted

I watched the “free speech” movie: It was bad

After hearing about the controversy about Students for Free Thought’s screening of “Can We Take a Joke,” I decided to log onto my dad’s Amazon Prime account so I could watch the movie myself. When the film first began, I was excited that Gilbert Gottfried was the first interviewee. He is a celebrated comedian who,

Letter to the editor: A drunk guy verbally assaulted me and somehow I was the one thrown out of the free speech event for speaking my mind

Last night, I went to a sloppy white supremacist propaganda screening veiled as a forum for ‘free speech and logical thought.’ As it was advertised, it became immediately clear that this was a hotbed for rape jokes, racial and gender slurs. Without any regard for content warnings, these white terrorists on training wheels began their

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