Daily Archives: August 27, 2017


Hysteria is Not Our Friend

Scrolling through social media, outrage towards the recent activities in Charlottesville, Virginia is apparent. It is very easy to come to a quick decision condemning the gathering of the alt-right that killed peaceful protestor Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman who died after being run over by white supremacist James Alex Fields, Jr. As easy it…


“So, what exactly is MSA?”

MSA stands for the Minnesota Student Association, otherwise known as the undergraduate student government of the University of Minnesota: Twin Cities campus. Through a series of forums, committees, and executive board elections, the organization strives to improve student life/campus climate, policy advocacy, and leadership development for UMN students by advocating students’ comments and concerns to…


Identity Politics will Cause More Racism: A Response to Ben Mathis-Lilley

I recently read an article by Ben Mathis-Lilley, published on the identity-politics-focused Slate.com. The article, A Reminder That White Supremacists, not Black People, Invented ‘Identity Politics,’ brought up many… points. The article begins with a list of several historical events surrounding the abhorrent enslavement and oppression of blacks in America through the 1960s. Using this…

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