To Wright a Wrong

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Last week, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was forced to tackle the issue of race in the midst of the controversy over the explosive comments of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Obama’s speech reflects the hard truth about America, we still struggle to talk openly and honestly about race. However, looking back on how this got started […]

Texas Fraternity To Throw Racist Theme Event

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More racist theme parties, here we go again. I received an email informing that a UT Austin fraternity is planning to have a “Cholo/Ghetto Mexican” Rush Event where participants are to dress up and act as “Cholos” or “Ghetto Mexicans.” (h/t to Luissana Santibanez) Attn Compas/os – A UT Austin fraternity is planning to have […]

Our Moral Duty for Supporting The “Hate Crimes” Bill

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As Americans, we extol the virtues of freedom and rail against oppression. I feel it is important that we address the main reasons why we need to support the proposed expansion of the existing “hate crimes” law and why the current bill should be approved the Senate and signed by President Bush. I do feel […]

Racist Theme Parties: Freedom of speech or freedom to hate?

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In the post-civil rights period, racial, ethnic and gender diversity has critical to our nation’s global competitiveness, national security and to our personal and community development. However, after decades of political and cultural conflict over the meaning of race and the persistence of structural racism in the US, new racial formations have developed. [tag]Racism[/tag] has […]

The assault on critical thinking on university campuses

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[tag]Freedom of speech[/tag] is one of the most basic rights that individuals enjoy and one that is taken granted. It is vital to the existence of democracy and the respect of human dignity. It is also one of the most vulnerable rights, because freedom of expression means the freedom to express one’s discontent with the […]

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