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Discrediting Discrimination Allegations at NYU Is Dangerous

Discrediting Discrimination Allegations at NYU Is Dangerous

By Phoebe Kuo, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Our university should be a place that not only allows students to recognize the positive differences in other cultures, but rewards those who point out those who abuse the system.

Bias Hotline Fights Discrimination

Bias Hotline Fights Discrimination

By Natasha Roy, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Diversity at NYU, News

NYU has taken measures to make sure students of all backgrounds feel safer on campus with the new Bias Response Line, which lets students report incidents of marginalization via an online form or telephone.

NYU Bias Hotline Offers Constructive Resolutions

NYU Bias Hotline Offers Constructive Resolutions

By WSN Editorial Board

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

By promoting an official and one-on-one system of reporting discrimination, NYU administrators are offering an outlet for students’ complaints without prejudgment.

Ex-NYU Professor Sues For $16 Million Over Discrimination

Ex-NYU Professor Sues For $16 Million Over Discrimination

By Diamond Naga Siu and Abraham Gross

September 15, 2016


Filed under City News, News

Former Steinhardt professor Kaya Abe is suing the University for alleged discrimination, withholding his wages and finally ending his employment at the school because of his age and Japanese background.

Feeling the Bern, Not the White Bashing

Feeling the Bern, Not the White Bashing

By Khanya Mtshali, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There’s no doubt there are inequalities in our society which should be eradicated. To do so, we need to have dialogue that doesn’t descend into cheap insults over our identities.

NYU must denounce White Student Union

NYU must denounce White Student Union

By WSN Editoral Board

November 23, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Given that President John Sexton has pledged to continue the conversation on race and inclusion, the administration should denounce the Facebook page and continue to address the underlying racial tensions which cause these racist beliefs to fester.

Recent push for drug policy reform shows inherent racism

Recent push for drug policy reform shows inherent racism

By Richard Shu, Deputy Opinion Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Heroin addiction is getting a lot more attention than crack ever did, and it's because of the difference in race. White heroin victims get more attention on the national news because our society still places the concerns of the white middle class over the black urban poor.

Alabama must follow through on promised voter rights protections

Alabama must follow through on promised voter rights protections

By Elizabeth Moore, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

The closure of Alabama licensing offices in primarily black communities represents a distressing trend in eroding minority voting rights. If the state does not make good on its promises for greater ID access, the discriminatory nature of voter ID legislation will be laid bare.

Panel brings discrimination against Asians to forefront

Panel brings discrimination against Asians to forefront

By Christine Wang, Staff Writer

April 21, 2015


Filed under News

Speakers discussed the experiences of young Asian-Americans who face cultural differences in the U.S.

Admins weigh racial privilege

By Monica Millay, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2014


Filed under Features

White Administrators Talk Race provides a space for white administrators to delve into and develop appropriate responses to racialized topics, such as the actions in Ferguson, Missouri.

‘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 ...

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