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You can remove Confederate statues and still remember history

The George Davis Monument in Wilmington, NC, a tribute to the fourth Attorney General of the Confederate States

Veronica Wernicke, Opinion Editor

July 3, 2020

When someone does something great, remarkable, wins a battle or sports championship, among other qualifications, we build them a statue. And the U.S. sure does like statues and monuments -- whether we built them or were gifted them.  However, despite the number of great statues and monuments the U...

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough

Decolonizing your bookshelf: Why anti-racist book recommendations are not enough

Cierra Noffke, Lifestyles Editor

June 21, 2020

The magnitude of the Black Lives Matter Movement has spun shock waves across the country. In all 50 states, people of every color and age have taken to the streets in rallies or protests, unphased by threats of COVID-19 and shocking rubber bullets or chemicals from police officers. The protests are still churning, gat...

I am a Black woman.

I am a Black woman.

Valerie Keys, Managing Editor

November 23, 2019

I grew up wanting to be white. I wanted baby blue eyes, long blonde hair, porcelain skin and the privileges that came with it. No one had ever explicitly told me that there was something wrong with my brown eyes, big coily hair or brown skin. There was just something that I instinctively picked up on...

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