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Jasmin Whitsett, Staff Writer November 5, 2018

Last month, Nike surprised us all by featuring Colin Kaepernick as the face of their 30th anniversary campaign. Kaepernick sparked national debate in 2016 when he took a stand against oppression by kneeling...

Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor September 21, 2018

There’s five pairs of shoes in there, I’m going to let them all burn,” Twitter user AlterAtYeshiva says over a tinny recording of the national anthem as he shoves his Nike sneakers into a fire pit....

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Players kneeling is not a sign of disrespect

Shania Lao, Staff Writer October 27, 2017

“I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” said San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick on Aug. 26, 2016. “To me, this...

Cartoon by Christopher Perez/Guilfordian

National Football League players take a knee to highlight racial justice in the US

Courtney Cubberley and Lila Karp October 6, 2017

All eyes were on Colin Kaepernick as he took a knee during the national anthem at a 2016 preseason game. Kaepernick, then the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, chose to take a knee in order to highlight...

Cartoon by Christopher Perez

Social media gives way for effective protests in the US

DaeQuan Fitzgerald, Sports Editor September 15, 2017

How different would our newspapers and news networks be if Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the other modern modes of online communication were taken away? The age of social media has given power to individuals...

Let’s stop justifying racism

Julia Geaney-Moore, Guest Writer October 22, 2016

Black citizens are 2.7 times more likely to be shot by the police than white citizens, according to the Fatal Encounters database. This is an astounding number. Each case has different circumstances,...

Athletes kneel down to protest against injustice

Athletes kneel down to protest against injustice

Daequan Fitzgerald, Staff Writer September 22, 2016

It is not uncommon for professional athletes to take stands against social issues, specifically racial inequality. Women’s National Basketball Association stars wore Black Lives Matters t-shirts during...

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