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SIU offers plan to boost campus diversity after protests

CARBONDALE, Ill.  _ Southern Illinois University has responded to student protests against racism with a plan to boost campus diversity.

The university plan released Tuesday comes one day after a student-led protest on its Carbondale campus drew several hundred participants. 124 more words


26 years of injustice for Bowraville

There is an old saying that actions speak louder than words, but in the case of the twenty-six year-long battle for justice for the three murdered Bowraville children, it can be said that the inaction of the criminal justice system speaks volumes about the blatant racism undermining the criminal justice system in New South Wales. 606 more words

R.I.P. Afeni Shakur

From the New York Times:

Afeni Shakur, a civil rights activist and former Black Panther whose tumultuous but close relationship with her son, the rapper Tupac Shakur, was the inspiration for much of his work, died on Monday in the San Francisco Bay Area. 72 more words

Tea in the Harem and Life as an Immigrant in the Banlieue by Jordan Enders

Tea in the Harem was written by Mehdi Charef and published in 1983. His first novel, written heavily from his own personal experience, received critical acclaim and… 1,017 more words


Stop Policing the N-Word

Many people are uncomfortable that Larry Wilmore joshingly addressed President Barack Obama as “my nigga” at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night. It’s indicative that Obama showed… 612 more words

Sweet music, jarring language and a timeless morality tale

By Richard Ades

Standing Room Only nearly lived up to its name Friday, as its evening performance of Big River filled most of the seats in CPAC’s Van Fleet Theatre. 728 more words


Too Black for Brazil - the reality of colourism

As a follow up to my previous post, Dark skin, Light skin: two sides of the same coin, I decided to write about a video I actually came across months ago. 549 more words

White Supremacy