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Race is the rash we shouldn’t scratch

Contesting the race conversationBy David Nurkkala | Contributor If you’ve found it within you to look past the evocative title and all of the assumptions you’ve carried past it, I applaud you. To assuage your fears, let me preface my short essay with this: I believe racist behavior is evil, […]

by · November 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
The world of ‘Clybourne Park’

The world of ‘Clybourne Park’

An interview with Brielle Fowlkes on this weekend’s productionBy Andrew Hoff | Echo “‘Clybourne Park’ is a funny, witty, kind of fast-paced play about a bunch of really, really hard subjects,” said sophomore Brielle Fowlkes. Fowlkes is acting in “Clybourne Park,” which premiered last night in Mitchell Theatre and will be […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Honest questions promote healthy community. (Photograph provided by Unsplash)

Our wound: a white kid’s questions on racial reconciliation

How can we heal racial tension?By Tim Pietz | Contributor I am a white male. Growing up, I lived in several different states, but each place was basically a suburban white middle-class neighborhood. I was homeschooled, which, for all its benefits, limited my understanding of mainstream culture. I always knew […]

by · September 8, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Statue of Robert E. Lee in Emancipation Park, Charlottesville, VA. (Photograph provided by Wikimedia Commons)

Charlottesville: the end of white supremacy

Healing the wounds of the oppressedBy Halie Owens | Contributor As I delve into my sentiments of Charlottesville, I’m going to employ President Haines’ tips for intentional community from Wednesday’s chapel. His five pointers on cultivating an intentional community were to be authentic, to value and support each other, to […]

by · September 7, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Does language of “white guilt” hold us back in our conversations on race?(Graphic by Ian Proano)

Changing our words

Guilt gets us nowhereBy Matthew Storrer | Contributor The roots of animosity and resentment toward our fellow men often begin in a mistaken interpretation of their motives. Certainly, sinister motives do exist in abundance, but the romantic in me believes both the offender and the offended are, at heart, never […]

by · October 14, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Editorials
Numb

Numb

Racial tension and how to combat the numbnessAdam Wright | Student Body Vice President Last week, a man died in the streets. I read about it while surfing the internet. It happened to catch my attention between watching YouTube videos and studying for class. I ignored it. Not because I […]

by · September 30, 2016 · Comments are Disabled · Life & Times
Timothy Wolfe steps down amidst protest from students who claim he mishandled racial issues on campus.

Rallies, racism and resignations

President of University of Missouri resigns to allow healing on a racially wounded campus By Julia Camara| Echo Student protesters at the University of Missouri cheered as their president resigned from his position on Monday due to claims of his insufficient dealings with campus racism and other bigoted incidents. “I […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · World/National