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Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Op-ed: The Nation’s Grief… Our Response?

Valerie C. Johnson, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair, Political Science Department

May 31, 2020

Those who have not experienced American racism may have found a degree of solace in President Esteban’s letter to the university community — “The nation’s grief... and our response.” As an African American faculty who writes and teaches on race, I did not.   For me, it was indicative of the way that ra...

Little Village alleges environmental racism after coal plant demolition

In this April 11, 2020 photo, a photographer with a bicycle walks though the dust cloud descending though the Little Village neighborhood, after the Crawford Generating Station smoke stack was imploded in Chicago. Fifty years after the first Earth Day helped spur activism over air and water pollution and disappearing plants and animals, significant improvements are undeniable but monumental challenges remain. Minority communities suffer disproportionately from ongoing contamination. Deforestation, habitat loss and overfishing have wreaked havoc on global biodiversity. And the existential threat of climate change looms large.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

May 1, 2020

Little Village residents are reportedly experiencing environmental racism following the demolition of a local coal plant.  Edith Tovar, a lifelong Little Village resident and community organizer at the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, said race is playing a significant role in the injustice communities of color are...

Standing Ovations: Who gets them and why

Yuli Gurriel:

Sarah Julien

November 6, 2017

After Houston Astro’s first basemen Yuli Gurriel escaped a World Series suspension for a racist gesture toward the Los Angeles Dodger’s Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish, the fans at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas welcomed Gurriel to the plate with a standing ovation. Read More »...

Priest speaks about racism

Priest speaks about racism

Jack Chelsky

October 10, 2016

When Father Simon Kim spoke Thursday at Cortelyou Commons about racism within the Catholic Church, the campus climate had changed from the last time he spoke at the university in 2015. Read More »...

Dylann Roof ‘loner’ rhetoric excuses the inexcusable

Dylann Roof ‘loner’ rhetoric excuses the inexcusable

Rachel Hinton

June 25, 2015

After the capture of Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old alleged shooter who murdered nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, the media began to look at his character, trying to find justification for an act that was senseless. Read More »...

Charleston shooting underscores racism in America

U.S. Army Spc. Ron Leary, left and Astride Leary, of Savannah, Ga., pray at a sidewalk memorial in memory of the shooting victims in front of Emanuel AME Church, Monday, June 22, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Rachel Hinton

June 23, 2015

The Emanuel A. M. E. church in Charleston, South Carolina, a symbol for hope and progress in the black community was attacked Wednesday, June 17 by alleged shooter Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old racist who sat with parishioners for an hour before opening fire. Read More »...

Rachel Dolezal case: Racism is not as simple as black and white

In this image released by NBC News, former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal appears on the

Danielle Harris

June 22, 2015

Rachel Dolezal is a former NAACP leader, a graduate from the historically black Howard University and previously worked as an African studies professor at Eastern Washington University. With a caramel-colored complexion and tight black curls, Dolezal identifies herself as either biracial or black when asked of her racial identify. According to Dolezal’s parents, this identif...

Iggy Azalea’s racist remarks

Iggy Azalea performs at Lollapalooza in Grant Park Aug. 1, 2014. (DePaulia File)

Heather Slawny

January 9, 2015

For the upcoming 2015 Grammy Awards, hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea has been nominated four times. However, Azalea is far from worthy of joining the ranks of Beyoncé and Adele. Read More »...

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