Tag: human rights


Macalester, the MIAC and anti-LGBTQ colleges in Minnesota

By Spencer Nelson ’17 This past Tuesday, October 11 was National Coming Out Day (NCOD). This was decently well-publicized at Macalester by the Department of Multicultural Life, and it even got a shoutout in the Daily Piper. While Macalester is not always the safest and most welcoming place for LGBTQ individuals, there are institutions across…


The Dakota Access Pipeline: One big human rights violation

Since April 2016, Dakota people and thousands of other indigenous peoples have been protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The plan of the DAPL allows Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company, LLC, to place pipelines under the Missouri River,and drill for gallons of oil. The pipeline would run approximately 1,100 miles…