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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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Suffolk Museum left a marker to honor Canes grave after removing the original tombstone in 1949.

Stony Brook graves lost to memory, buried in time

Brianne Ledda February 29, 2020
Homes were being built in the area when the museum took the stones with the permission of the town and local property owners, according to Olly. A local resident was concerned that the gravestones would be damaged or destroyed.
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Official poster for Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Faith, Danger and Freedom Merge in “Harriet”

Justin Mitselmakher February 28, 2020
On Friday, Feb. 21, the Staller Center for the Arts presented the acclaimed film “Harriet” to a nearly full audience. Directed by Kassi Lemmons, “Harriet” follows American heroine Harriet Tubman on her journey to freedom and her work in the Underground Railroad.
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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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Cancel culture needs to be canceled

Xenia Gonikberg December 2, 2019
Cancel culture has gone mainstream. When a person, famous or not, is called out on Twitter or other media platforms for mean or insensitive remarks they have made in the past, they get “canceled.”
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Cover for Jesus is King, by Kanye West. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Kanye West’s “Jesus Is King” is different but still controversial

Isabelle Panza November 3, 2019
Kanye West's new album is nothing short of controversy despite his new apparent lease on life. "Jesus is King" released on Oct. 25.
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The official poster for When They See Us, a Netflix miniseries. The miniseries premiered May 31, 2019. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Spoiler Alert: “When They See Us” is more than just a history lesson

Maya Brown June 22, 2019
On May 31, I watched the Netflix miniseries, “When They See Us.” The show, created, written and directed by Ava DuVernay, was inspired by the true Central Park Five case and exposes the breakdown of the amoral U.S. criminal justice system during this time.
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President Stanley and Clarence Jones on Wednesday, May 1 in the Sidney Gelber Auditorium.  MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Clarence Jones lectures on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Maya Brown May 4, 2019
Dr. Clarence Jones, a scholar writer in residence at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute at Stanford University and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco, spoke as part of the Presidential Lecture Series on Wednesday, May 1.
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The new Toll Drive buildings and East Side Dining are the newest buildings on campus. These state of the art facilities represent a the new image of Stony Brook University and the school has come a long way since its founding. STEPHAN UNGER/STATESMAN FILE

Toll Drive buildings named after civil rights activists

Chereese Cross November 13, 2016
On a campus where Latinos make up 11 percent of the student body and blacks make up six percent, according to the university, some students applauded the decision.
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A screenshot of part of the original article, Slavery: a White invention. STATESMAN FILE

ARCHIVES: Slavery: A White Invention

December 5, 1991
In "Father of Slavery Was Black " [Letters, Nov. 25] Mr. Toner has proven that he knows very little about slavery. In his efforts to make Dr. Jeffries look foolish, he has made himself look like the fool. 
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