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Opinion | Black people are not only for your entertainment

Opinion | Black people are not only for your entertainment

By Ashanti McLaurin, Staff Columnist October 12, 2021
I’m reminded that this surge of support toward the Black community is, yet again, just another instance of performative activism.
Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

Opinion | You’re trying to solve big problems the wrong way

By Lucas DiBlasi, Senior Staff Columnist September 8, 2021
Many people’s current reactions to the crises we face range from only mildly helpful to actively counterproductive.
Protesters march down Forbes Avenue, in the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning, at a Saturday protest.

Op-Ed | Pitt Anthropology grad students, alumni stand with Black Lives Matter

The settler-colonial history of this country that continues to shape racial hierarchies must be confronted critically in order to create a truly equitable society. We cannot and will not stay silent.
Opinion | Don’t leave the riots out of the Stonewall narrative

Opinion | Don’t leave the riots out of the Stonewall narrative

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist June 23, 2020
While there’s a case to be made for celebrating Pride with rainbow flags and twerking drag queens, it’s imperative to also honor the whole truth of the Stonewall Riots and accurately contextualize this movement.
Dana Thompson Dorsey and Sherdina Harper moderated the Juneteenth panel featuring Pitt students, staff and alumni.

‘The time is now’: Faculty and students discuss race, community at Juneteenth panel

By Benjamin Nigrosh, News Editor June 21, 2020
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Equipoise hosted Friday afternoon’s "Juneteenth: A Prelude to True Social Justice and Equity at Pitt" panel.
Protestors hold up a tapestry with a painted image of George Floyd during a protest Downtown.

Editorial | Black Lives Matter: Now is the time to lift up black voices

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 2, 2020
It’s our job to elevate voices who understand and are affected by a given issue the most. Right now, that means using our platform to elevate black voices.
Protestors march in East Liberty in response to the death of George Floyd.

Op-ed | Racial Justice: Get Connected, Get Committed

By James Huguley, Interim Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems June 2, 2020
To many, this latest flurry of death feels unprecedented. Except it’s not. It’s absolutely not.
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