Photo by Arin DeGroff Students, faculty and staff filled Elkins Auditorium yesterday for a Convocation event discussing Michael Brown and the situation in Ferguson, Mo. The Convo, “Mike Brown’s America: Race, Policing and the Value of Black Life in America, a Christian Response,” discussed racial issues in the United States involving black citizens. The panel consisted of … [Read more...] about Black Life Examined in Brown Convo
Editor’s Note: Opinions expressed in guest columns are those of the author, and publication in the Graphic in no way represent an endorsement of any opinions published. Articles in the Graphic regarding the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and issues of structural racism compel me to write from the perspective of a Missouri native and as a … [Read more...] about Understanding Perspectives on Michael Brown’s Death
Editor’s Note: Opinions expressed in letters to the editor are those of the author, and publication in the Graphic in no way represent an endorsement of any opinions published. This space is provided to allow public response and commentary on articles and issues which are covered by the Graphic and important to its readership. Dear Editor, After reading “Politicized Justice … [Read more...] about Letter to the Editor 09.11.14 Edition
Art by Chris Chen In the advent of Ferguson, misguided efforts to weave an ideological narrative about civil rights crises, or institutionalized racism, only intensifies racial animosity in America while undermining the fairness and efficiency of our justice system. Of the many regrettable constants of human nature, our yearning to feel that our lives have significant meaning … [Read more...] about Politicized Justice Harms Race Relations
I am not White, therefore, inauthenticity would ensue if I were to tell you my story from a White perspective. I am not Hispanic, therefore, inauthenticity would again ensue if I were to tell you my story from a Hispanic perspective. I am Black and I can only tell you my story, authentically, from my Black perspective, the perspective true to my reality. I inherit the … [Read more...] about Am I Worthless?