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Inclusivity at the 60th Grammys

Inclusivity at the 60th Grammys

By Jendayi Omowale, Staff Writer

January 18, 2018


Filed under Features

Grammy Awards have been criticised and boycotted because of the lack of diversity they showed in the winners. This year seems to be more promising.

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In Conversation with April Ryan, Michael Steele and Jonathan Capehart

In Conversation with April Ryan, Michael Steele and Jonathan Capehart

By Sayer Devlin, News Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under News

Jonathan Capehart, April Ryan and Michael Steele sat down with WSN to talk politics, race and the media before their Skirball Talk.

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The Illusion of White Victimhood

The Illusion of White Victimhood

By Theo Wayt, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Though armchair nationalists’ online escapades often fail to show more than their pitiful need for maximum attention with minimum effort, the “ IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” campaign reflects a larger delusion spreading throughout the U.S., one that contributes to destructive cultural divisions and plays into the political hands of the far-right: white victimhood.

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The Complicated Nature of Being Biracial

The Complicated Nature of Being Biracial

By Alexandra Dennis, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The truth is that being biracial can be a confusing ordeal, and unfortunately, I don’t think there’s a quick fix to the displacement that biracial people often feel in terms of fitting into a racial category.

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Identifying with a Group Undermines Your Beliefs

Identifying with a Group Undermines Your Beliefs

By Henry Cohen, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under Opinion

All this means that joining a group neuters us of our ability to consider arguments objectively, be they our own or those of others. People who disagree with us become embodiments of everything we hate

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Testing the Exposed Thong Trend

Testing the Exposed Thong Trend

By Naomi Lichter, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2017


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

One writer tries out this daring trend and reflects on the social and cultural influences that have shaped it.

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Lipscomb University President Dinner Racially Insensitive

Lipscomb University President Dinner Racially Insensitive

By WSN Editorial Board

September 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Holding such events in sake of racial diversity and then decorating them in such offensive manners is not only distasteful, but unacceptable in the 21st century.

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There Is No Perfect Commentary on Race

There Is No Perfect Commentary on Race

By J. Metje, Contributing Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In regards to actual writing, the many readers I've talked to suggest the book falls apart. This, I would argue, is where they are wrong.

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NYU Guesses Racial, Ethnic Identity of Some Employees

NYU Guesses Racial, Ethnic Identity of Some Employees

By Sayer Devlin, Deputy News Editor

April 17, 2017


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News, University News

NYU's Human Resources department is federally mandated to guess the race and ethnicity of employees who don't self-report that information.

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Civil Rights Lawyers Examine Race, Inequality and Law

Civil Rights Lawyers Examine Race, Inequality and Law

By Jemima McEvoy and Sayer Devlin

February 28, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Tony Thompson moderated a discussion between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, President of NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Sherillyn Iffil and NYU Law Professor Bryan Stevenson.

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When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

When Reporters Become Their Own Stories

By Khrysgiana Pineda, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


Filed under Arts, Books

Washington Post journalist and reporter Wesley Lowery's new novel recounts the stunning reality of injustice surrounding protests focused on racial injustice — especially the Black Lives Matter protests.

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