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Angela Davis Connects International Struggles

Angela Davis Connects International Struggles

March 8, 2019

For much of the evening, Davis focused on the connections between the black experience and those of other oppressed peoples. “When we talk about black struggles,” she said, “we should realize that not all participants have been black.”

‘Monologue Q’ Sets Stage for Empowerment

‘Monologue Q’ Sets Stage for Empowerment

February 12, 2019

"The Vagina Monologues" quickly turned into an award-winning play that inspired women’s empowerment. However, its lack of diversity prompted three Fordham students to start their own production.

You Don’t Get To Tell Me I’m White

You Don’t Get To Tell Me I’m White

November 14, 2018

I’m a minority in the United States, but I’m also a minority among minorities. I’m a member of so many cultures that I belong to none.

A Selfie, a Troll and the Issues That Matter to Al Sharpton

A Selfie, a Troll and the Issues That Matter to Al Sharpton

March 8, 2018

It was as strange as the Facebook event made it sound. “In pursuit of broadening political dialogue,...

Why We Can’t End Racism

Why We Can’t End Racism

October 5, 2017

I want to start this article with an extremely unpopular opinion: we are all, to some degree, racist. W...

The Complexity of the Asian-American Identity

November 4, 2016

SABRINA JEN Layout Co-Editor When I first saw the New York Times article titled, “An Open Lette...

Should We Say Black Or African American?

Should We Say Black Or African American?

October 14, 2016

MOISES MENDEZ Contributing Writer “What’s the difference between Black and African-American?" This question fi...

When “Black Culture” Can Be a Problematic Term

When “Black Culture” Can Be a Problematic Term

November 7, 2015

JALEN GLENN Staff Writer There were two incidents that led me to write this piece. The first occurr...

We Need To Talk About Microaggressions

We Need To Talk About Microaggressions

March 11, 2015

By ALEXA MCMENAMINAsst. Opinions EditorPublished: March 11, 2015 Kyle Spencer’s New York Times ar...

The Paradox of Affirmative Action Based on Diversity

March 6, 2015

By JONATHAN MILOHNICStaff WriterPublished: March 6, 2015 Abigail Fisher, who was denied acceptance to the University of Texas’ Austin campus in 2008, has brought her case to the Supreme Court for a second time. In 2008, Fisher claimed that the University of Texas violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amend...

Color Blind

January 28, 2015

By MARK LEELiterary Co-EditorPublished: January 28, 2015 A hush falls over the classroom. Noticing, the girl falls silent and glances around at her peers. Whispers abound.  “What did she just call herself?”  “Can she say that?”  In the front row, Lexi nearly faints into her Pumpkin Spice Latte, her pink Fitbit...

Fordham Reacts to Court Ruling

May 2, 2014

By TYLER MARTINS Editor-in-Chief Published: May 1, 2014 On Tuesday, April 22, the US Supreme Court...