The Observer

Black at Fordham screenshots, which prompted student demands for change

Students ‘Want More Concrete Actions’ to Address Racism

July 8, 2020

Fordham community demands more racial diversity from the university after an emailed response to months of protesting.

Fordham classroom with students sitting at desks facing a whiteboard, photographed from the back

A Higher Standard of Justice

July 7, 2020

When it comes to building trust and credibility, tangible changes to the workings of the system go hand-in-hand with adjusting the mindset of its architects.

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: Fordham’s Anti-Racism Initiatives Are Insufficient

July 2, 2020

Until Fordham holds itself accountable for the safety and security of its Black students, its claims to be anti-racist are mere lip service.

Students at a protest in Anderson, SC

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.

A door with crossword puzzle pattern that says

Boxed Out

June 16, 2020

The modern mainstream crossword puzzle has an extensive record of excluding the voices of people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.

a black hand scrolling past an Instagram photo of a black square posted by Fordham with the caption

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.

screenshot of a petition asking fordham to donate to local organizations

Students Push Back Against the Administration’s Thoughts and Prayers

June 3, 2020

After McShane’s statement regarding the death of George Floyd was released on May 30, many students found a lack of a call to action amidst his words.

a screenshot of the petition asking the university to make a statement on recent incidents of police brutality

University Community Responds to George Floyd’s Death and the Black Lives Matter Movement

June 2, 2020

In the wake of George Floyd's death and as protests continue, the university sent out an official statement that many students feel was not enough.

Biased NYPD Fare Enforcement Favors LC Area.

The True Price of Jumping a Turnstile

February 19, 2020

Transit Bureau District 1 covers all the Fordham Lincoln Center stations and has one of the lowest enforcements per fare evader in NYC. Compare it to TBD 23, which includes Rockaway to Jamaica Plains, and the numbers are very different. Why? TBD 1 is wealthier — and whiter.

MTA is changing its policies for commuters in the Bronx coming to Manhattan, adding more connections for the two boroughs.

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

March 22, 2019

Fordham station lies in a predominately black and Latin-American community. Many, along with Stringer, believe that the old policy was the result of institutional racism, and aimed to make mobility for minority communities more difficult.

ASILI, the Black Student Alliance at Rose Hill, hosts Angela Davis to observe Black History Month.

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.”

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: Fordham Fails Black Students

February 6, 2019

New York may be our campus, but it certainly doesn’t look like our school.