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Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Kate Smith controversy reveals double standard

Henry Brettingen

May 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion Columns

An 80-year-old recording resurfaced of beloved singer Kate Smith singing the racist song “That's Why The Darkies Were Born,” according to the New York Post. In an unwarranted reaction to this, the Philadelphia Flyers removed a Kate Smith statue from their stadium and the New York Yankees banned her 1939 recording...

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After junior Zoe Younger read aloud a spoken word piece she wrote for the Black History Month performance, she said she believes that all American should be educated about the issues of racism.“I think (racism) a big part of American culture right now and just throughout all of our history,” Y...

Police fail to present hate crime as charge

Police fail to present hate crime as charge

Tamar Gewirtz

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Two Somali men said they were petrified to discover two skinned deer carcasses on the hoods of their cars in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This act, which took them by surprise, was clearly one of xenophobia. The perpetrators, according to MPR News, were 62-year-old Daniel Dorian Knowlen and his 14-year-old s...

SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

SOAR kicks off year by attending community panel

Sofia Seewald and Maggie Klaers

October 13, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

As a member of the Students Organized Against Racism club, junior Amaya Fokuo said she was impressed by the community discussion held at the Rec Center Oct. 11, as it brought awareness to important racial issues. “Last night we learned a lot about microaggressions, which was really interesting,” Fokuo said. “...

‘Dear White People’ to return for second season

‘Dear White People’ to return for second season

Lukas Levin

May 3, 2018


Filed under City Entertainment

“Dear White People,” a show known for its outrageous humor and blunt truth about society will be coming back to Netflix May 4. The popular Netflix comedy centers on a group of students of color who attend Winchester University, a fictional Ivy League school with a predominantly white population. Much of the...

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