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Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

Editorial: Rise in white nationalism fed by politicians

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

March 17, 2019

In wake of the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Friday, we’ve seen that such blatant refusals to admit the gravity of white supremacy and racism have a wider effect than just the United States alone.

Editorial: Pitt is no place for hate

Editorial: Pitt is no place for hate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 16, 2019

We’ve all heard slurs that target a wide range of ethnicities, religions, genders and sexual orientations. But there is no place for this kind of language at Pitt or in Pittsburgh.

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

Racial slurs found on car roofs in South Oakland

By Brian Gentry, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2019

Racial slurs were found written in snow on car hoods in South Oakland Sunday night.

Editorial | GOP hard on King, soft on Trump

Editorial | GOP hard on King, soft on Trump

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 16, 2019

The Republican leadership likely hopes their actions against King will be seen as a genuine stand against white supremacy, not something done when it is politically convenient. The GOP’s silence on Trump says otherwise.

Editorial: A royal wedding does not solve racism

Editorial: A royal wedding does not solve racism

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

May 23, 2018

American actress Meghan Markle’s marriage to the British Prince Harry featured celebrity guests, beautiful decor and a well-dressed, smitten couple — staples of any royal wedding. But when Markle walked herself down the aisle May 19, viewers around the world knew something was different this time. Pe...

Pitt debates presence of Parran’s past

Pitt debates presence of Parran’s past

By Thompson Wymard | Staff Writer, Contributed reporting by Cassidy Power

March 30, 2018

Pitt graduate student union organizers have garnered more than 870 signatures to rename Parran Hall — the Pitt Public Health building named after the school’s founding dean who was involved in unethical medical experiments. But Thursday at a University-organized symposium discussing the legacy...

Shock over memes doesn’t mean much

Shock over memes doesn’t mean much

By Brian Gentry | Columnist

February 1, 2018

When news broke last week that some members of Pitt College Republicans were participating in a private GroupMe that shared racist memes, headlines may as well have read, “College students say something racist — again.” A Twitter account called “Racists @ Pitt” published screenshots from the ...

Editorial: Cleveland mascot’s departure signals good first step

Editorial: Cleveland mascot’s departure signals good first step

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

February 1, 2018

With statues of Confederate generals removed across the South last summer and likenesses of Christopher Columbus vandalized across the North last October, it was only a matter of time before the next symbol of racism in America came down. This time, it was in our own backyard. The Cleveland India...

Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

Conservative-leaning groups deny association after members share racist memes

By John Hamilton and Mackenzie Rodrigues

January 25, 2018

After members of two conservative-leaning campus groups were exposed for sharing racist memes, both the Pitt College Republicans and Polis Media released separate statements claiming these members’ actions were not associated with their organization. The Twitter account Racists @ Pitt started s...

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

Editorial: Post-Gazette editorial not representative of newspaper or city

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 16, 2018

If the Pittsburgh Post-Gazettes’ Monday editorial “Reason as racism” put a bad taste in your mouth, you’re not alone. The editorial defended President Donald Trump’s inflammatory statement he made in a meeting Thursday with lawmakers discussing immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and sev...

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