Tag: racism

Opinion

The racist legacy of Edward D. Neill

Twice in recent weeks have we been informed through the Mac Daily that swastikas had been found in Neill Hall. Twice in recent weeks, this announcement has been accompanied by the claim, “Actions and behaviors such as this are unacceptable and can have a wide range of negative impacts on the community. The swastika is…

Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child
Arts

Theater preview: Giving voice to the children in No Child

When you hear the words “No Child,” what are you reminded of? For most who lived through the era of intensive standardized testing in American public schools, the phrase “No Child Left Behind” comes to mind. Nilaji Sun, a teacher in the Lower East Side of New York City, saw the effects of the No…

Sports

Sports Editorial: Unity in the NFL? Only to protect the Shield

Ever since Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling protest against American racism began, there has been tension between players and ownership in the NFL. With ownership fearing blowback from protests during the anthem, the NFL seemed divided. Few athletes protested during the anthem, and often endured boos from their fans for their actions. Owners have not signed Kaepernick…

Opinion

From populist revolt to plutocratic triumph

No political observer of American politics would dare dispute that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was a unique phenomenon. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of his atypical candidacy was its unabashed bigotry, racism and xenophobia. Any narrative of the election that does not take into account Trump’s consistent appeals to the worst angels of human…

Opinion

How to not write racist food reviews

An Adventure into Mac ‘n’ Cheese #heymac The name itself, SpaghettiOs, foreshadowed a rather “O”minous experience. The Campbell brand Mac ‘n’ Cheese came in a can, containing a tomato liquid that basically tasted like watered-down ketchup, which (to our surprise) contained circle shaped pasta, which is better than the half-circle shaped pasta in other instant…

Opinion

#heymac #notcallingyouracistbut

I am writing this from a place of anger and frustration and love. Anger and frustration because what I know needs to be done is not being done, because violence is happening everywhere, and because here at Macalester we lie and say that we are working against it. At Macalester we talk about structural racism…

White followership and Black Lives Matter
Opinion

White followership and Black Lives Matter

If white people were to truly embody our guilt we would have to act, right? It would be so painful to understand white supremacy and the violence it has caused for centuries that we would have to do something to break its hold on our institutions and lives.

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