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The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018

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

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no...

Martinez: Rappers shouldn’t have to censor the N-word for non-black fans

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

May 22, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Rapper Kendrick Lamar invited a teenage girl on stage Sunday to rap part of his popular song “m.A.A.d city” during his Hangout Festival set. The song contains the N-word (although it is not featured prominently), which the...

Closson: Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comments aren’t shocking

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

January 15, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Calling someone racist always raises eyebrows. Yes, just because we disagree with someone or the policies they support doesn’t mean we can jump to labeling them racist. But when someone consistently singles out, advocates discrimination...

Closson: Trump’s latest attacks on black people illustrate deeper issues

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In the latest edition of “What black person will Donald Trump attack this week?,” LaVar Ball, LiAngelo Ball and two other UCLA basketball players were subjected to one of the president’s infamous tweet storms. According to...

Letter to the Editor: Charles Murray feigns racial ignorance; by inviting him, NU College Republicans do too

November 1, 2017

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Political scientist Charles Murray currently enjoys a role as one of the right's premier "make the libs mad" college acts, and he’ll be at Northwestern on Wednesday as one of NU College Republicans’ two fall speakers. Demanding that M...

Kim: After Fox News ‘Chinatown’ segment, let’s talk about anti-Asian racism

Justine Kim, Op-Ed Contributor

October 23, 2016

Filed under Columns, Contributors, Opinion

I am all for writing respectfully about sensitive issues, but this incident is one that many people can agree calls for “taking the gloves off.” Though the memory of Jesse Watters’ racist Chinatown video segment on Fox News may...