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Steinhardt’s Community Gets Together to Discuss Education Reform in New York City

Steinhardt’s Community Gets Together to Discuss Education Reform in New York City

By Carol Oliveira, contributing writer

April 18, 2018


Filed under Features

Frontier 2018, a K-12 education conference organized by Steinhardt’s alumni brings experts, teachers and students to discuss education reform in NYC

Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

Turnstile Stops Disproportionately Affect Minorities

By Bix Willis Komita Moussa, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under City, Opinion

The NYPD believes that arresting turnstile jumpers allows for the capture of greater criminals, however, the District Attorney's decision to reduce the consequences of turnstile jumping aids low-income and minority residents, for whom the consequences of jail time and an arrest record can be catastrophic.

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Controversy Casts Shadow on ‘Black Panther’

By Guru Ramanathan, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under Arts, Film

If you were ready to applaud Disney for its efforts towards casting minorities on “Black Panther,” its upcoming “Aladdin” live-action remake says otherwise.

Our Country Will Persevere

Our Country Will Persevere

By Andrew Heying, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Many in rural America voted for Trump not to turn against minorities, but because they feel as though they are the forgotten demographic.

NYPD Quota Culture Threatens Equality

NYPD Quota Culture Threatens Equality

By WSN Editorial Board

April 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Disincentivize pointless arrests, and minority businesses will be allowed to survive and prosper unharassed.

Accountability for Cops Should See No Color

Accountability for Cops Should See No Color

By WSN Editorial Board

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The problem at hand in the Akai Gurley case is greater than any one racial group. It extends deep into the way that NYPD officers are trained and disciplined.

Native American Hardship Still Persists

Native American Hardship Still Persists

By Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor

January 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the United States, it is clear that steps must be taken to educate ourselves and each other about the obstacles that Native peoples must traverse every day.

Ferguson highlights prevalent racial inequality

Ferguson highlights prevalent racial inequality

By Dan Moritz-Rabson, Staff Writer

November 25, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Rather than tackling the systemic problems that create tense race relations, misinformed people are deflecting blame to the oppressed

‘I, Too, Am NYU’ should expand to include allies

‘I, Too, Am NYU’ should expand to include allies

April 23, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The social justice campaign “I, Too, Am NYU,” which has so far portrayed the challenges of over 150 students of color through images, recently received a great deal of attention. Using the previous Harvard and Oxford University projects for inspiration, the pictures feature students holding boards ...

Fifty years later, Martin Luther King’s vision unfulfilled

Fifty years later, Martin Luther King’s vision unfulfilled

April 17, 2013


Filed under Opinion

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s landmark work, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Writing from inside a prison cell, King responded to a group of clergymen who had publicly criticized his campaign against segregation in Birmingham, Ala. Countering the clergymen’s...