racism

Trevor Noah talks tolerance, patience in new special

Trevor Noah talks tolerance, patience in new special

11/29/18 Neil Runge | Staff Writer Witty, clever and thought provoking are just a few words to describe Trevor Noah’s new Netflix stand-up comedy special Son of Patricia. The current host of The Daily Show, Noah has proven that he knows how to handle politics and more sensitive topics in a way that’s both educational […]

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

A Shattered Cultural Mosaic

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 06/20/2018 “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” These words, iconic and once defining of a nation, were penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883. Then, 20 years later, they were mounted on the Statue of Liberty as part of a poem called “The New […]

PA Starbucks arrest highlights larger race problem

PA Starbucks arrest highlights larger race problem

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 04/19/2018 The Starbucks in the Union is the epitome of a community hub; students stop in to meet with friends, grab a drink, do some studying or just hang out. It’s always busy, with lines out the door and drinks piling up on the end counter faster than their owners […]

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

04/05/2018 Duke Staff Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and unless you follow social-justice issues closely, this event may have slipped under your radar. (To be fair, the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters dominated most of the news cycle.) However, King’s teachings feel more pressing now than ever. Not […]

Take a trip back in time: Life on the Bluff 50 years ago

Take a trip back in time: Life on the Bluff 50 years ago

02/01/2018 By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer In United States history, 1968 stands as one of the most eventful years to date. As the U.S. made its attempt to get a man on the moon, the country erupted in protests, both about the raging Vietnam War and civil rights issues. Martin Luther King Jr. and […]

PewDiePie needs to grow up, learn from past mistakes

PewDiePie needs to grow up, learn from past mistakes

By Bryanna McDermott | Asst. Photo Editor 09/21/17 Editor’s Note: This article discusses racial hate and references derogatory and harmful slurs. It has not been Felix Kjellberg’s year. The YouTuber, better known as Pewdiepie on the video-sharing platform, has garnered 57.3 million followers, making Kjellberg YouTube’s most subscribed to channel. However, he is anything but […]

UVA poll shows majority of Americans are unknowingly bigoted

UVA poll shows majority of Americans are unknowingly bigoted

By Kayla Casavant | Staff Columnist 09/21/17 According to a recent poll conducted by the University of Virginia Center for Politics, while the overwhelming majority of Americans condemn white supremacists, many have opinions that are troubling in regard to race. Eighty-nine percent of respondents to the poll said that all races should be treated equally. […]

Ifill’s resilience, intelligence remembered

Ifill’s resilience, intelligence remembered

By Duke Staff The ugly side of America has been thrown in our faces for the last few months. Issues that some of us preferred to pretend were things of the past — racism, sexism, class conflict — are now front and center. Regardless of your political stance, it is easy to look at the […]

With Baltimore protests, racial gap expands

Duke Staff The events of the partly cloudy and breezeless morning of April 12 still remain a mystery. We know that Freddie Gray ran from police. We know that he seemed to be in relatively good health at that point. We know that he ended up in a police van. And we know that after […]

Foreign newspaper publishes racist comic

By Sean Ray | Student Columnist We all have taken a crack at a celebrity or political figure at some point in our lives. Admit it. It’s easy to mock someone we don’t know who has his or her life broadcasted into our homes or on our newsfeeds. But it’s another thing completely when a […]