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Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

Ending whitewashing is simple: just look at Ed Skrein

By Thomas Wick | Columnist

September 27, 2017

Hollywood has a complicated relationship with racial injustice in America, and for good reason — minority actors still struggle for representation in the industry. But when I heard controversy brewing about whitewashing yet again, I couldn’t believe that our nation hasn’t made more progress. ...

To understand injustice, listen to the lawyers

To understand injustice, listen to the lawyers

By Henry Glitz | Opinions Editor

September 6, 2017

In most American courts of law, a raised voice or an opinion stated too aggressively will typically earn you the censure of the presiding judge. But that certainly wasn’t the case Tuesday night in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom, nestled deep within Pitt’s Law School. A panel of five memb...

35th annual Vintage Grand Prix continues Oakland tradition

35th annual Vintage Grand Prix continues Oakland tradition

By Kirsten Wong | Senior Staff Writer

July 18, 2017

Speeding around the 90-degree turn at 60 mph, the bustling race track swarmed with bright-colored vintage sports cars rushing to the finish line. Sitting on the edge of Flagstaff Hill, crowds cheered on their favorite vintage car racers for the 35th annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix as the ca...

Editorial: Affirmative action brings necessary minority voice

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

December 2, 2015

As protests rage on college campuses across the nation, they force us all to confront the issues surrounding racial discrimination in academia. On Dec. 9, the discourse will make its way to the Supreme Court of the United States, where Abigail Fisher will challenge the ability of colleges to take race into consideration when admitting students. The University ...

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