The Guilfordian

U.S. Incarceration Rate Second Highest in World

Madison Ward and Roman Raies

December 7, 2018

The U.S. has the one of the highest rates of incarceration in the world. According to the 2015 World Prison Population List from the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, the U.S. incarcerates 698 people per 100,000, a rate higher than every other country other than Seychelles. In 2015, the U.S....

“Dear White People” discusses racial divide

Nakiya Parker, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

“Dear White People” is a 2014 comedic drama, co-produced, directed and written by Justin Simien. Simien is an author and filmmaker who received critical acclaim for the film at its release. According to Samantha White, the film’s protagonist, there are three types of ways for black people to...

Rapper Jay-Z snubbed at the 2018 Grammys

Rapper Jay-Z snubbed at the 2018 Grammys

Jasmin Whitsett, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

The 60th annual Grammy Awards are a wrap. The biggest names in music attended and performed their most popular hits, like Bruno Mars’ “Finesse,” featuring rapper Cardi B. Thousands of people looked forward to seeing who would take home the biggest honors of the night. Sadly, Jay-Z, one of the...

Letter to the Editor: the disbelieving white man

Tom Guthrie, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

April 29, 2016

I’m writing from the position of a white man, which is the only position I can write from. In fact, I’ve occupied this position my whole life. Well, actually, I was a white boy for a long time, but I’m now nearing the pinnacle of power and domination in our society. As a white man, when I hear...

BUS leads conversation on the “N” word

Barbara Lawrence facilitates a conversation on colorism and the implications of using the “N” word during a BUS kickback.

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

The “N” word. Out of the thousands of words that start with the letter N, we all know exactly which one this euphemism refers too. But why does this word have such a powerful meaning, and where did it come from? Last week, Blacks Unifying Society hosted a kickback. The event featured discussion...

#OscarsSoWhite: we need a change in Hollywood

Carson Risser, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

In 88 years, 1,663 acting nominations. Only 99 of them people of color. In the history of the Academy Awards, nominees have been overwhelmingly white. When this year’s acting nominations were announced to be all-white for the second year in a row, there was an outcry. Something is wrong with the...

The Guilfordian’s steps to being an anti-racist newspaper

Editorial Board

December 4, 2015

In recent weeks, the Guilford community has discussed how racism manifests in our community and our institution. The Guilfordian has reported on the walkouts and posted the demands on our website. We hope we have provided a place for people to talk about the ways in which they have experienced racism...

Movement must engage the unengaged

Nick Carratu, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

The hashtags, the screenshots of deplorable YikYak comments and the images and videos of the Integrity for Guilford movement on campus have resonated throughout the Triad, garnering the attention of local noise machine Fox 8, among others. With supporters and haters hanging in the balance of every...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

December 4, 2015

China Beijing is experiencing an “orange level” alert, meaning the amount of smog is so high that all major factories must be required to either shut down or reduce pollution. Over the past few weeks the city reached pollution readings 17 times what the World Health Organization considers safe....