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Students Say Presidential Candidates Neglect BLM

October 28, 2020

In an anonymous survey from The Observer, 50.7% of respondents said that they view policing as being the most pressing issue right now.

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Social Media Takes Center Stage for Political Activism

October 27, 2020

Particularly among younger adults, the use of social media has become the No. 1 source for learning about politics and elections.

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Nationwide #ScholarStrike Against Racial Injustice

September 9, 2020

Fordham faculty, staff, and students are joining the nationwide protest, which focuses on racial justice and equality. Virtual lectures and discussions anchor the two-day event.

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Fordham Releases Annual Diversity Report

September 8, 2020

Chief Diversity Officer Rafael Zapata’s annual diversity report was released in a community-wide email on Sept. 8. 

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Tightening the Circle: Police’s New Tactics in LC Neighborhood

August 20, 2020

As Fordham Lincoln Center students return to campus, they may notice an increased police presence in the neighborhood surrounding the university.

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Fordham Law Holds Discussion on Race and Protesting Injustice

June 19, 2020

The Fordham Law School hosted a talk on Zoom entitled "Protest, Police Violence and The Pandemic." The event covered the protests and Black Lives Matter movement.

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Fordham Students Protesting Across the Country for BLM

June 18, 2020

The murder of George Floyd has served as one of the many catalysts to fight back against a history of systemic oppression against Black people. Fordham students have joined in the nationwide protests urging for police abolition and the elimination of systemic racism.

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Fordham’s Response to George Floyd Is Inadequate

June 16, 2020

In standing up to our country’s deep history of racial injustice, Fordham can tell its students that it will not simply stand with us but fight with us.

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Staff Editorial: Amplifying Black Voices at The Observer

June 16, 2020

As a predominantly white editorial board at a predominantly white institution, we must actively work to diversify our editorial board and student contributors.

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An All-Online Student Community Wrestles With Racial Injustice on Campus

June 7, 2020

As protests and demonstrations swept over the country, nearly all of Fordham’s online student circles engaged in the conversation. Social media platforms were buzzing with livestreams, stories, posts and comments about George Floyd and police violence. For once, it seemed like other people in America were listening.

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Students Demand University Helps Clean Up After Looting on Fordham Road

June 4, 2020

Protests broke out in the Bronx on Fordham Road on June 2. The Bronx looting left parts of Fordham Road littered with glass, ashes and debris.

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Fordham Clubs Creatively Fundraise for #BLM Movement

June 4, 2020

Following the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Fordham clubs organize creative fundraisers to raise money for various funds.