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Opinion: American Foreigners

Opinion: American Foreigners

Prejudice and discrimination has been rampant in U.S. since its founding. When people first started immigrating to North America, prejudice and discrimination occurred between people of different ethnic groups: Germans versus French, Dutch versus English. On a whole...

What changes bring

What changes bring

Change. Sometimes when we hear the word we can sometimes are frightened by it. If there were things that I would change about myself they would be to make myself a better person, how I respond or approach the situation rather than being irrational about it. Most...

What changes bring

Protesting not Trump’s victory but his words

Emphatically voicing their discontent, many students at Troy High School staged a public demonstration against the protested the rhetoric of President-elect Donald Trump in the quad Nov. 18. Students spoke up against what they viewed to be the incendiary undertones of...

Trump: Through the lens of minorities

Trump: Through the lens of minorities

As you stared at the television screen, hoping America would take a step toward acceptance and equality, and away from racism, sexism, and xenophobia, the colors slowly turned bright red. This was a red that stirred fear of hate crimes and bigotry within minorities, a...

White privilege: The root of racism

White privilege: The root of racism

As of July 2016, white Americans have been the racial majority in the U.S. But what many white Americans have a hard time recognizing is that “racial majority” and “superior race” are in no way synonymous. A few months ago, I came across a paper written by Peggy...

A city divided

A city divided

There is a certain beauty in the symmetry of suburbia. I personally saw it as a child growing up in Fairway, Kan., maybe around 9 years old. I would ride my bike under the crystal green leaves of the oak trees that lined my street precisely, two in each lawn. I...

The root of intolerance

The root of intolerance

In my freshmen year of high school, I chartered for my own club: Latin Club. I only needed 15 signatures out of the 4,000 students on campus to get the club approved. By the day the form was due, I looked back at the bulletin board, and I received an outstanding...