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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.
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion released a new social justice website in late September.

Pitt introduces new website dedicated to social justice

By Betul Tuncer, For The Pitt News October 30, 2020
Morgan Ottley, the president of the Black Action Society, said one of her organization’s main goals is to push for transparency from Pitt. She said the University’s new social justice website is a good place to start.
Angela Davis, a civil rights activist and philosopher, discussed anti-racism at a Tuesday evening event.

Activist, scholar Angela Davis talks anti-racism, social justice

By Maggie Young, Contributing Editor July 29, 2020
Angela Davis told members of the Pitt community on Tuesday that the current reckoning on race relations in the United States is about 150 years too late.
San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) take a knee during the national anthem before a game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Editorial: Kaepernick campaign: great for Nike, a touchdown for equality

By The Pitt News Editorial Board September 6, 2018
Nike's 30th anniversary campaign ad featuring Colin Kaepernick has sparked outrage all over social media — but free publicity is great for the sports giant. And sponsoring Kaepernick's cause ensures social justice will get more attention.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards talks about her mother, former Texas governor Ann Richards, at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer April 5, 2018

Cecile Richards has been politically active since seventh grade, when she wore a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. When she was called to the principal’s office and asked if her...

Students protested against sexual assault in October as part of Pitt's annual Take Back the Night.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

No need to protest about protests

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist November 30, 2015

Last Wednesday, at a student-led rally in solidarity with people of color at Mizzou, I overheard a police officer condemning our protest. The officer described us simply as a bunch of kids who have “no...

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