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“Two Distant Strangers” shows the inescapable loop of racism and trauma

Tyler Rivers May 10, 2021
#REVIEW The 32-minute science-fiction drama, “Two Distant Strangers” written by Travon Free and directed by Free and Martin Desmond Roe won Best Live Action Short Film at the 93rd Academy Awards this month.
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Environmental racism – the deliberate poisoning of BIPOC

Amaya McDonald April 19, 2021
While pollution and other environmental issues affect people of all races, low-income communities where people of color are the majority are more heavily affected.
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The fight for equality inspires champions of change in the sports community

The fight for equality inspires ‘champions of change’ in the sports community

Amaya McDonald February 16, 2021
Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the summer of 2020, athletes have become noticeably more vocal when it comes to addressing systematic and systemic racism in the United States.  
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Kenneth P. Lavalle Stadium, home to Stony Brook athletics, including football. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook athletes and coaches speak out on social media

Ross O'Keefe June 29, 2020
Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron encouraged athletes and coaches to speak out against racism and have uncomfortable conversations with each other on the subject in a statement released on Twitter. 
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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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Local residents of Freeport gathered on June 7 to march for the Black Lives Matter protests. MAYA BROWN/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook cultural organizations unify for Black Lives Matter fundraiser

Claudia Motley June 11, 2020
All money raised through the fundraiser goes to the Black Lives Matter Global Network, a chapter-based national organization that funds efforts to combat state-sanctioned violence and bring about liberation to the black community.
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Protesters sit and kneel in front fo the Long Island City Courthouse on June 6. It was one of many nationwide protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

SBU needs to support black students before making statements about embracing diversity

Tyler Phillips June 11, 2020
#OPINIONS: SBU should not make statements on current events involving racism and brutality, when the university fails to hold their leaders and staff accountable for their unethical actions.
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