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Talk about race or perpetuate problem

Mark Hammontree

February 2, 2015

Race is only an issue if you make it an issue. Who said anything about race? You’re the one bringing black and white into the picture. Why does everything have to be about race? Race shouldn’t even matter. I don’t even see c...

MLK saw more than a 'dream'

Matthew Bailey

January 20, 2015

Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day for the federal and state governments in America. Many will spend the day focusing on his “I Have a Dream” speech, especially his hope that his children would live in a nation that w...

Problem in Ferguson is the lack of empathy

Chisolm Allenlundy

November 30, 2014

It was hardly a shocking outcome, but the minute the Ferguson grand jury announced Darren Wilson wouldn’t be indicted, the racial fissions that have divided America for centuries reasserted themselves with a newfound energy. An...

Racial biases steer prison sentences

Matthew Bailey

November 3, 2014

The Huntsville City Schools paid a former Federal Bureau of Investigations agent $157,000 last year. This salary is probably more than any school teacher made in the district that year, but more importantly, the program ran b...

The University must acknowledge its own history, good and bad

Mark Hammontree

October 19, 2014

The University of Alabama, like the state and region it’s located in, has a history almost as complex, confusing and, at many points, upsetting as the state’s constitution. Only the naïve would think the darkest parts of the Un...

Pendragon solutions of violence mirrors support for capital punishment

TJ Parks

September 29, 2014

Last week, students experienced threats of violence from an extremist who justifies their threats on the grounds that their victims are being unfair to minorities. In their threats, the shooter hints that violence should be used...

Historic, socioeconomic inequality causes racial inequity in America

Nathan James

September 3, 2014

Last week, Samaria Johnson wrote an excellent piece titled “The University must provide support for black students, not just words.” As is the norm for controversial columns, Johnson’s piece received a number of hostile ...

The University must provide support for black students, not just words

Samaria Johnson

August 27, 2014

The University of Alabama generally has its students’ best interests at heart. However, while the University generally invests much in order to ensure the social, academic and personal well-being of its white students, the same...

Be an ally, not an obstacle

Mark Hammontree

August 24, 2014

In the wake of the killing of Michael Brown, protests and vigils have spread from the embroiled town of Ferguson, Missouri, throughout the country. Black people and white people are standing up together around the country to s...

Letter to the Editor: Unite Against Racism

Letter to the Editor

August 21, 2012

Those who followed the Union of European Football Associations Euro Cup this past summer, a soccer championship among the European nations, might have noticed something interesting. Along the sidelines that rotated between ad...

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