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Bian: Severity of “callout culture” reduces rehabilitation

Andrea Bian, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Columns, Instagram Posts, Opinion

Last November, Minnesota Chipotle manager Dominique Moran was captured on video refusing service to two black customers. Moran asked that the customers pay before ordering because “you never have money when you come in here.” Accusations soon flew criticizing Moran for racially profiling the customers,...

Augustine: Recognizing that yes can mean no

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2019


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

“No means no, yes means yes.” Consent, in the realm of sexual activities, is generally viewed as a binary: either giving permission by responding yes or denying permission through responding no. However, consent is not a black-and-white, single-word response. While I agree no always means no,...

Martinez: Diversity is not an empty promise

Martinez: Diversity is not an empty promise

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Columns, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

It’s something opinion editors, and The Daily itself, have said, time and time again — we’re committed to doing better. That’s a statement marginalized people have heard since the beginning of time. Empty promises from teachers, friends, organizations and corporations, all promising a shiny,...

Letter to the Editor: Northwestern needs to stop ignoring its students

December 21, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

After receiving more than 4,000 signatures in petition to remove a racist researcher, Satoshi Kanazawa, from the Northwestern guest scholars’ program, the University has answered with a resounding no. Kanazawa’s research adds to the longstanding myth of black inferiority, so it does not matter that...

Editorial: Satoshi Kanazawa does not belong on Northwestern’s campus

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

December 18, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

Satoshi Kanazawa has brought a lot of controversy to this campus. The visiting scholar is on campus for a year while on sabbatical from the London School of Economics, but has already raised anger for his research from a few years ago. Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist, has published many racist...

Unexpected nostalgia after over three years at The Daily

Nora Shelly, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under Opinion

My first visit to The Daily’s newsroom didn’t go that well. I attended the Open House for interested reporters but ended up turning around after I saw the sheer number of people piled inside the tiny room on the third floor of Norris. It took me weeks to take my first story: a poetry reading at...

Schwartz: The power — and danger — of a personal story

Alex Schwartz, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I first came across PragerU last year. I was on YouTube about to skip through an ad, but something made me pause. A black woman faced the camera: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, then a scholar at Harvard University. The video’s title was “Is Islam a Religion of Peace?” Ali described her experience with Islam:...

Martinez: Marginalized journalists don’t need additional rules

Marissa Martinez, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

I’m currently enrolled in a religious studies/political science class called “Reporting Islam,” where a combination of political science, religious studies and journalism students discuss how mainstream media outlets cover Muslims in America and how they get it wrong. For our last class, we watched...

Jackson: Questioning your stances is crucial. It was for me.

Cassidy Jackson, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Over Thanksgiving break, I did the unthinkable: I shared my faith with my family and friends from home. The reason I say “unthinkable” is because about a year ago, the concept of a higher power seemed to me like a fable played off as truth. I credit my anti-religion mentality partly to my upbringing...

Zhang: We need to racially diversify our social lives

Dannes Zhang, Op-Ed Contributor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

I used to think that people could be non-racist. But I’ve been reading Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s book “Racism Without Racists” for my sociology class, and his definition of racism shows that it is deeply ingrained in society and people. The solution is to be antiracists — people who actively...

Augustine: The value of intergenerational relationships

Kathryn Augustine, Op-Ed Contributor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Contributors, Latest Stories, Opinion

When people hear the word “elderly,” stereotypical images usually pop in their minds: tufts of white hair, thick-rimmed glasses, rickety walkers and hearing aids. Some may even associate them with snide remarks at the dinner table. Over the course of my childhood — and even now — both sets...

Letter to the Editor: Even more hope for climate change

November 26, 2018


Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

In her column on November 11, Catherine Buchaniec correctly states that after two years of political stagnation, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives provides hope that effective climate legislation can finally be written. She is also correct that, despite thoughtful actions at the state an...