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Pitt’s department of sociology, Global Hub and Asian Studies Center co-sponsored a Monday panel titled “Combatting Anti-Asian Violence Amidst COVID-19” to raise awareness about the increase in anti-Asian violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Heartbreaking’: Panel discusses rise in anti-Asian violence during pandemic

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer March 17, 2021
Pitt’s department of sociology, Global Hub and Asian Studies Center co-sponsored a Monday panel titled “Combatting Anti-Asian Violence Amidst COVID-19” to raise awareness about the increase in anti-Asian violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Opinion | The model minority myth is downplaying anti-Asian hate crimes

Opinion | The model minority myth is downplaying anti-Asian hate crimes

By Nithya Achanta, For The Pitt News March 10, 2021
Stereotypes have proven to be very problematic when it comes to the handling of recent anti-Asian hate crimes.
Poetry | New Face

Poetry | New Face

By Ajani Powell, Staff Columnist November 13, 2020
Columnist Ajani Powell shares a poem exploring issues surrounding mental health, racism and COVID.
Demonstrators gathered in December 2019 outside the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to protest President Donald Trump, who visited Pittsburgh to speak at the annual Shale Insight Conference.

Opinion | Trump’s a racist — vote him out

By Devi Ruia, Senior Staff Columnist October 5, 2020
Voting for Trump is giving a rubber stamp to his harmful and unprecedented rhetoric and policies.
Emily Greenwood, professor of classics and African American studies at Yale University, started off CAAPP’s Black Study Intensive week with her virtual talk “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors” on Monday afternoon.

Some classics translations skirt conversations about race, Yale professor says

By Martha Layne, Assistant News Editor September 30, 2020
Greenwood’s Monday afternoon talk, “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors,” kicked off the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ week of Black Study Intensive sessions. The event featured Greenwood presenting her unpublished paper on the language of Aristotle, as well as discussion with Greenwood moderated by Dan Kubis, senior English literature lecturer.
Hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters raise their fists in solidarity at the intersection of Forbes Avenue and South Bouquet Street on June 13.

Op-Ed | Grappling with systemic racism

By Jack Daniel, Retired Pitt administrator July 7, 2020
Jack Daniel, the first chair of Pitt’s Africana Studies department, says in an op-ed that we in America, and at Pitt, must confront an elephant in the room.
Letter to the Editor | Hold racist white women accountable

Letter to the Editor | Hold racist white women accountable

Taylor Robinson argues in a letter to the editor that white women labeled as “Karens” are neither victims of cancel culture nor unprecedented times.
Two of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s prominent black journalists have been barred from covering protests in Pittsburgh following the killing of George Floyd.

Editorial | Racism as reason: Black journalists aren’t biased

By The Pitt News Editorial Board June 10, 2020
We’re appalled — though unfortunately, not shocked — by the racist behavior of Post-Gazette management.
Najeeba Syeed, left, of Los Angeles, hugs Judy Gilliland, of Lakewood, California, during a news conference at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles on Friday, March 15. Muslims and people of all faiths came together in prayer at The Islamic Center of Los Angeles one day after the shooting in a mosque in New Zealand killed 50 people.

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.
More than a dozen swastikas were drawn in the snow on car hoods last January on Meyran Avenue.

Editorial: Pitt is no place for hate

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 17, 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.
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