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Letter to the Editor: America: The Great Radicalizer

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Damon Ngô

July 16, 2020

  Over 130,000 Americans are dead because of COVID-19. Over 40,000,000 Americans are out of work. In 2019, 999 Americans were killed by police. As protests occur all across the country, in all 50 states, it is time that we ask ourselves one simple question. Why has it taken so long? By almost...

McGrath: White Women, We Need to Do Better

Roughly 8,000 protestors marched down Main Street in Park City on Saturday Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo by Koly Swistack)

By Mackenzie McGrath, Opinion Writer

July 12, 2020

  I recently attended a bachelorette party where the majority of the attendees were white women. We drove past Black Lives Matter protests in St. George and one of the women made an off-hand comment in response, saying “How could anybody be racist? I don’t understand disliking someone based...

Christopherson: Instagram Is Finally Starting to Matter

An attendee to Equality Utah's 'Pride for Black Lives Matter' event records the crowd and speakers gathered at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City on June 14th 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By Nain Christopherson and Mark Draper

July 5, 2020

Did you see the sky on the evening of June 4? It was exquisite — only believable because we live in a valley of perpetually pink sunsets. The moon seemed all the more vast for the pale blue lingering past 9:00. The clouds were quietly radiant against Salt Lake City’s bright green urban forest. A...

Copy Desk: The AP Stylebook Harms Black Language

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By The Copy Desk

June 27, 2020

  On June 19, the Associated Press Stylebook announced that it will now become customary style to capitalize Black when referring to it “in a racial, ethnic or cultural sense.” Individual publications can determine their own style guide and how closely they will follow AP Style, but this cha...

Gholami: Higher Education Still Has Much to Do in Addressing Racism

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By Samira Gholami, Opinion Writer

June 21, 2020

  Universities are typically thought of as bastions of progressive enlightenment where thinkers come together to make society better. Many people wouldn’t think that racist and bigoted rhetoric could originate from the ivory towers of academia, but I encountered many such topics in my time...

Cushman: We Cannot Stop Protesting the Death of George Floyd

A demonstrator,sign in hand, marches through the streets of Salt Lake City on Thursday night. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer

June 17, 2020

  In 1991, L.A. police brutally beat Rodney King on the street. After a long history of police mistreatment of people of color, this act of police violence toward a Black man led to the L.A. riots. Nearly 30 years later, the United States is once again facing massive protests over institutional racism because of police brutality towards a Black man. The death of George Floyd h...

Scott: Six Steps to Better Allyship

A protester sings 'The Hanging Tree' from the the movie

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

June 16, 2020

  In the last two weeks, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has skyrocketed. The protests — which a majority of Americans support — were sparked by the devastating murder of George Floyd and are the cries of a country in agony. It is disgraceful that it has taken heinous video af...

Scott: Shielding White Children From The Reality of Racism is a Failure

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By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

June 12, 2020

  When I was in second grade, my teacher performed a rendition of Jane Elliott’s controversial "Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise. The “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise takes a group of people, separates them by eye color, and proceeds to discriminate against one group while favoring the other...

Scott: Racism in Utah Schools Leaves Long-term Wounds

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By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer

June 5, 2020

  The youth are our future, which is why it is concerning that so many recent high profile acts of racism in Utah have come at the hands of high school students. Whether it be slurs at basketball games or ignorant scribbles in yearbooks, white Utahns have a long way to go in building a community that is safe and ...

Gholami: White on Paper, Brown in Public: Issues with the Census Race Question

ASUU and the Hinckley Institute are collaborating to encourage all students to fill out the census. (Courtesy of the Hinckley Institute)

By Samira Gholami, Opinion Writer

June 1, 2020

  The Census is a colossal undertaking with high stakes, the implications of which will shape the lives of Americans for years to come. Census numbers inform decisions about how federal money is allocated to public infrastructure like hospitals, schools and transportation in addition to determining...

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