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Closson: Why we need people of color in the room

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 9, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

I was talking with a friend this weekend when he showed me a Facebook post — a Dove ad depicting a black woman being replaced by a white woman seemingly as a result of using Dove body wash, appearing to illustrate her “becoming...

Letter to the Editor: Give writers like Ta-Nehisi Coates respect they deserve, don’t miss the point of their work

September 25, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

Recently, The Daily published an op-ed by Jake Gordon about how people should criticize Ta-Nehisi Coates more. Looking at a variety of prominent black intellectual writers, NONE of them, including Coates, go unchallenged. If ...

The Spectrum: Fear of ‘making it about race’ stops students of color from speaking out

Mariana Alfaro, Op-Ed Contributor

February 27, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected]

Reed: New Trier parents, students should listen closely to differing perspectives on civil rights education

Chase Reed, Columnist

February 22, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The recent debate over the benefits of New Trier High School’s upcoming seminar on civil rights stems from a lack of listening. The program assesses student privilege and educates students on racial issues like implicit bias,...

Northwestern professors research race, class inequalities on national task force

Ally Mauch, Reporter

November 13, 2016

Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Political science Prof. Alvin Tillery participated in a national task force on racial and class inequalities, co-editing a report released in September on the intersection of race and class in the Americas. The task force fou...

The Spectrum: Why Asian Americans should be politically conscious

Johan Qin, Columnist

April 28, 2016

Filed under Columns, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a weekly forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email [email protected] Peter Liang, a former New York police officer, was sentenced to fi...