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Leave your own casa

Jonah Kupritz
May 5, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns, Racial Equity Month

For three weeks last summer, I often found myself up late at night, in a quaint household 8,000 feet in the mountains, engaging in riveting social, political and religious discussions with three people I originally thought I would have little in common with. In Spanish, there’s a famous saying that t...

Racial inequality exists in pop culture

Genesis Buckhalton
May 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns, Racial Equity Month

I have a habit of paying attention to characters of color in TV shows and movies — I make jokes about how writers kill off the black people first and don't give them any lines. Now that I'm older, though, I have realized it’s not a joke anymore. In 2014, researchers at the University of Southern...

Echo celebrates Racial Equity Month

Hannah Bernstein and Kaylee Chamberlain
May 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion Columns, Racial Equity Month

Welcome to Echo’s Racial Equity Month! Prominently over the past few months, the Park community has faced questions of racial equality and inequality in our district. In light of this recent dialogue, we feel it is extraordinarily important to amplify the voices of those around us who are impacted by...

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