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Problems evolved, not solved

One of the many benefits of modern social media is the sheer reach individuals can obtain to spread their message. A single post, if directed correctly, can spread across the entire globe in a matter of hours or days. As the globular community makes our world smaller and smaller, social ...

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University president holds dinner for black students with racist centerpiece

A small group of African-American students at a Nashville, Tennessee college, Lipscomb University, were invited to a dinner with the university’s President, Randy Lowry and were greeted with tasteless décor, broken promises and offensive gestures, leaving the students feeling full of anger and confusion. This dinner was specifically organized for ...

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Microaggressions are painful to the marginalized communities around us

As a society, we must be conscious of our words and actions. With education comes the ability to place yourself in someone else’s shoes and the rationale to understand why words are harmful An innocent comment about your Asian friend always succeeding in math courses, a quick joke to your ...

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Racism has been around longer than our current president

Violent acts taken on by the white nationalist movement have begun to reflect poorly on President Donald Trump after an event that recently occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia leaving one dead and over a dozen wounded. Americans have taken to the idea that Trump is the cause of hate crimes breaking ...

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Trump’s U.S. gives white nationalism the security it needs

The recent, vocal outbreak of white nationalists’ boldness and hatred is directly related to the vulgar, inexcusable behavior of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, due to his lack of respect for the minority community and his unapologetic attitude towards violence. Do not get it confused. Trump is ...

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Attorney to challenge law used in gorilla mask case

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for a former Eastern Tennessee State University student says his client was acting within his First Amendment rights when police say he disrupted an on-campus Black Lives Matter rally while wearing a gorilla mask and carrying a rope and bananas. News outlets report ...

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