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A group of students hold posters as they march around campus in support of the Black Lives Matter protests last fall. RABIA GURSOY/STATESMAN FILE

Black students at SBU speak on statements about race

Rabia Gursoy and Amaya McDonald May 6, 2021
In this video, The Statesman consults Black students in the SBU community for more insight into the variety of experiences, values and ideas shared by Black Americans.
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Dr. Zebulon Miletsky, an assistant professor of Africana Studies. MATTHEW YAN/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook professor tackles biracialism in Black History Month lecture

Matthew Yan February 23, 2020
Miletsky, who identifies as half-Jewish and half-black, hosted a lecture called “Interracialism: Biracials Learning About African American Culture” to tackle the storied history of what it means to be African American and biracial, Wednesday evening in the Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library’s Central Reading Room.
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A collage of flags. ALEX R.L./FLICKER VIA CC BY 2.0

Mental health is not culture blind

Karina Gerry October 3, 2018
Attitudes toward mental health often vary between people of different cultures. Their teachings and religious beliefs often affect the way they view the mentally ill, and the nature of mental health itself.
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“BlacKkKlansman:” How a black man infiltrated the KKK

Shelby Green September 24, 2018
The film, “BlacKkKlansman,” is buried in the story of a Ku Klux Klan infiltration in the 1970s and is a summary of modern-day race issues and a blatant call to action.
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Kanye West performs at The Museum of Modern Arts annual Party in the Garden benefit in 2011. The rapper has recently taken to Twitter to express his support of President Donald Trump, warranting a mixed response from his fans. JASON PERSSE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Kanye West’s free thought deviates from reality

Thomas James May 6, 2018
Within the last month, Kanye West has made several statements that shun reality. It shouldn’t be a surprise that the two biggest narcissists in the country support each other.
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Associate professor of ----- Josipa Roska above, published a study in the Journal of Higher Education which found negative diversity experiences are highly detrimental. LYNN BELL/UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Study finds negative diversity experiences can harm students

Rawson Jahan February 26, 2017
The research project was inspired by a previous study administered by Josipa Roksa, an associate professor of sociology and education at the University of Virginia, and Richard Arum, dean of the school of education at the University of California, Irvine.
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PHOTO CREDIT: MEGAN MILLER

O’Brien reminds us to open our minds

Vandana Rambaran February 24, 2015
On a college campus as vast and diverse as Stony Brook’s, it is no wonder that we are constantly engulfed in waves of endless chatter.
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A screenshot from a 1989 issue of The Statesman. Undergraduate Scott Staub responds to an earlier article about the National Rifle Association. STATESMAN FILE

ARCHIVES: Don’t Make Gun Control What It’s Not (1989)

October 26, 1989

Originally published on Oct. 26, 1989 I would like to take up the issue of gun control with the student who wrote in complaining about the cartoon on the National Rifle Association. The article...

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