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Rap continues to empower and push discourse around race relations in America

Catalina Benavides February 13, 2021
Rap music today reflects the messages of both Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Rappers have used their platforms and lyrical talent to express to their audiences that the fight for equal rights for the Black community is not over. 
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President Trump’s recent executive order wrongfully condemns diversity 

Sam Lauria November 2, 2020
#OPINION On Sept. 22, Trump reversed the progress of diversity by issuing another executive order that combats racial and sexual stereotyping. Under a façade of “equality”, this executive order risks amplifying racism, sexism and homophobia.
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A participant during the Black Lives Matter protests in front of Long Island City Courthouse in early June. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

It’s time for white people to speak out against systemic racism in America

Joe McQueen June 21, 2020
People need to be anti-racist and publicly fight for reforms to begin dismantling the systems that oppress black people in the U.S.
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Stony Brook University students sat in solidarity with Coli nKaepernick and the Black Lives Matter movement before a football game at Kenneth P. LaValle stadium on Sept 24, 2016. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Kaepernick’s sitting stand-off sparks an important conversation

Chris Peraino October 9, 2016
What change has occurred by keeping in step with the status quo and coddling everyone’s feelings? Protest is meant to evoke; it is meant to cause discomfort.
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