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Racism on Campus

Update: How Not to Fight Campus Racism

Update: How Not to Fight Campus Racism

In “How Not to fight campus racism” the author Regina Munch explains how racist incidents happens on campuses and colleges don’t do anything to affect it. Munch point is that “it is not enough to denounce each event and punish each perpetrator without questioning the larger school environment in which these racist actions take place”. Munch focuses on boston college and the racism going on there. Munch begins by telling the readers about the racism going around the school, such “black lives matter’’ poster being defaced and racial slurs going around on the internet. Munch illustrates that the school was doing anything to stop the incidents and tells us of the actions students took to make change for themselves “when thousands of people joined a Silence Is Still Violence march through campus. Speaking to the crowd, student Aneeb Sheikh insisted that the heart of the issue is not individually racist students or administrators, but “the culture that allows racism to occur’’. Munch at the end believes that the school can do more to support and help students affected by the accidents and resolve or end the problem.

commonwealmagazine.org
How Several Campuses Are Extinguishing The Burning Crosses Of Racism

How Several Campuses Are Extinguishing The Burning Crosses Of Racism

In “How several campuses are extinguishing the burning cross of racism” by Kirk Carapezza, is an article of describing the racist incidents happening on campuses and how to reduce them. The author gives us a sense of all incidents and the damage they caused. Kirk Carapezza says “in November, the FBI reported that hate crimes reached a five-year high at the end of 2016 following Trump's electoral college win”. Most incidents that happens on campuses involves trump's name and racial slurs. The author also thinks that the only way to reduce racism in campuses is by adding more diverse offices. "We definitely need more students of color. We definitely need more retention and attainment of faculty of color".

blogs.wgbh.org
A september of incidents

A september of incidents

In “A september of incidents” by jeremy bauer-wolf is an article that describes racist incidents that happens on campus and did not cause any consequence. Jeremy bauer-wolf then goes and gives multiple incidents that happened on campuses. For example ” At Cabrini University, a racial slur was written on the door of a first-year student Saturday, and two additional sightings were later reported in residence halls.” and other example is ““Nigger lives here” was written on a name tag of a student at Westfield State University”. All this caused because of racism happening on campus.

insidehighered.com
Report says racist messages are appearing on college campuses in surging numbers

Report says racist messages are appearing on college campuses in surging numbers

This article by Collin Binkley shows the rinse in racist messages on campuses caused by the election on Pres.Trump. Binkley states “Dozens of U.S. college campuses have been confronted by far-right groups brandishing racist views over the last year, including an August 2017 rally that drew hundreds of torch-carrying white supremacists to the University of Virginia. Protests there turned deadly the next day” explaining that racism caused by the white supremacist is not only affecting campuses but also human lives.

pbs.org
Fraternities Were Built On Racism. So Why Are We Surprised When They Do Racist Things?

Fraternities Were Built On Racism. So Why Are We Surprised When They Do Racist Things?

This article by Casey Quinlan highlights the racist incident held by college fraternities. His main idea is that racism caused fraternities happens because frats were built on racism. Quinlan says, ”As campuses began to become more open to the middle class and to black students, Greek organizations resisted class and race diversity. Frats were a way for white upper-class men to separate themselves from an increasingly diverse student population.” it leads to more and more white men being isolated with themself which leads them to separate from sociality. Quinlan goes on and says ”Ross said it is common for universities to state that the values of the perpetrators don’t align with the values of the university, and portray the event as an isolated incident — which allows the university to dodge any accusations that there is a systemic racism problem at the university.” he illustrates that racist frats aren’t being suspended or punished because universities don’t want to get blamed for it.

thinkprogress.org