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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

A progress pride flag hangs outside of a Salt Lake City home on June 22, 2022.

Lien: White Gays, Check Your Privilege

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer June 24, 2022

  Only a handful of positive representations of queer people exist in popular media. Of them, the majority are white. Why are white LGBTQ+ people more socially palatable than queer people of color? The...

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The Great Replacement Theory and its Connection to the Buffalo Shooting

By Vanessa Hudson, News Writer June 14, 2022

  On May 14, 2022, a shooter opened fire at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Ten Black people were shot dead. One black person and two white people were wounded. The shooter’s manifesto...

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ASUU Unanimously Passes Resolution to Support Asian Students

By Carlene Coombs, News Editor June 3, 2022

  ASUU has proposed a joint resolution in support of the Asian members of the University of Utah community because of the increase of Anti-Asian hate and violence during the pandemic. The resolution...

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Alexander & Cushman: Black Hair in Prison Deserves More Compassion

By KC Ellen Cushman and CJ Alexander April 21, 2022

  When Shia Milan Yearwood’s photo was posted to a Twitter mugshot page in 2018, it boosted her braiding business. Yearwood’s experience, however, contrasts how the criminal justice system...

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Torres: Women of Color are Undervalued

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer April 18, 2022

  Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the most qualified members of the Supreme Court. As a Black woman, she will provide an invaluable perspective that will undoubtedly result in historic...

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Torres: The U’s School of Computing Alienates Students of Intersecting Marginalized Identities

By Gaby Torres, Opinion Writer March 24, 2022

  The University of Utah’s School of Computing feigns interest in students of marginalized identities by placing the burden of meaningful change on their shoulders. It fails to account for intersecting...

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Alexander: The Racist Double Standard of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer March 22, 2022

  The Ukraine conflict has forced us to confront numerous issues and, surprisingly, racism is among them. In covering the devastating invasion, many journalists have taken a compassionate stance...

University of Utah Holds Day of Collective Action on March 22

University of Utah Holds Day of Collective Action on March 22

By Vanessa Hudson, News Writer March 22, 2022

  March 22, 2022, will mark the University of Utah’s first Day of Collective Action. In light of recent racial incidents on campus, the Presidential Commission on Equity and Belonging has created...

Buening: Utah Schools Dont Need More Censorship

Buening: Utah Schools Don’t Need More Censorship

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor March 10, 2022

  Novelist Judy Blume once said, “Having the freedom to read and the freedom to choose is one of the best gifts my parents ever gave me.” I wholeheartedly agree, as someone whose upbringing...

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Alexander: We Still Need Critical Race Theory

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer February 17, 2022

  After finding my work with Critical Race Theory, a local Utah high school teacher invited me to discuss the topic with their school’s Black Student Union. Because I support the teaching of...