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Phillips: The problem with “woke” culture

Ruby Phillips, Columnist

February 13, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

This weekend, I was able to see the Wirtz Theatre’s MFA Lab production of White, a theatre production that addresses how everyone is complicit in problematic institutions and the tokenization of people of color. The show delved int...

Editorial: University shouldn’t relegate Black History Month recognition to students

February 4, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Latest Stories, Opinion

University support of marginalized groups on campus is a storied concern. In 1968, more than 100 students occupied the Northwestern Bursar’s Office in protest after NU failed to meet a list of black students’ demands. Fast forward 50...

Srivastava: Conservatism must shift approach to social issues in the Trump era

Heena Srivastava, Op-Ed Contributor

January 9, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

It only takes a comparison of two political student groups’ Facebook pages to determine the ideological leaning of a college campus. On campus, College Republicans have less than half the number of page likes as College Democrats...

Schwartz: ‘IT’S OK TO BE WHITE’ posters reference a nonexistent threat

Alex Schwartz, Assistant Opinion Editor

November 16, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Earlier this week, The Daily reported that posters displaying the phrase “IT’S OK TO BE WHITE” appeared in Crowe Hall, mostly around the African American studies offices. Northwestern was just one of a growing number of...