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Ohio individuals protesting in front of the Statehouse in January 2023. Recent instances of police brutality, particularly sparked by the death of Tyre Nichols, have reignited the conversation of race relations in the United States.By Becker1999 -, CC BY 2.0,

How a 1992 study influenced public perception of police brutality

Katherine Moquete February 19, 2023
OPINION: In the last 10 years, there has been increased attention toward police violence. But, coverage of these victims will often fixate on alleged criminal pasts or decry them as “no angel” without placing blame on police officers.
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The official poster for HBOs final season of Girls PUBLIC DOMAIN

I hate-watched HBO’s “Girls” and you should too

Lajiere Blake April 8, 2020
"Girls" is meant to show us the duality and multitude of women — an ode to the real-life difficulties most young girls face. But how can the show claim to represent girls when so many of us were left out?
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Shimelis Gulema, professor, poses for a photo in his office.GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

A conversation on race with Shimelis Gulema, an Africana studies professor

Gary Ghayrat February 29, 2020
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
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The Office of the Dean where the SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Certificate program aims to enhance diversity skills

Rabia Gursoy October 23, 2019
The Office of Multicultural Affairs is taking new steps to promote diversity on campus with a certificate program for undergraduate students called the Social Justice League (SJL).
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Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. He won the 2016 US election stunning many media outlets who thought he had no chance of winning. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

White people, all of us, elected Donald Trump

Genie Ruzicka November 27, 2016
Be there for your marginalized friends to listen and be a shoulder to cry or scream on.
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Reverse isms are not a thing

Reverse “isms” are not a thing

Jonathon Kline November 20, 2014
So first off, let me start off by saying that reverse racism is NOT an actual thing: it is simply racism. Singling someone out due to their skin color is inherently wrong.
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