Protesters call for integrity, reform

Francesca Quigley and Naari Honor, Staff Writers

December 4, 2015

“College administrators, professors and staff must publicly acknowledge their racism, be it overt, covert or passive,” reads the sixth on  a list of 12 demands for the administration of Guilford College written by a group of student organizers.

On Nov. 12, a group of Guilford College students staged a walkout in support of the University of Missouri and other schools across the country currently addressing issues of race on campus.

An initial version of the list of demands was produced at the walkout.

“If we want Guilford to survive for another hundred years, we have to change now,” said student walkout organizer and senior Noah McDonald.

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White supremacy: still the problem

Francesca Quigley, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

White supremacy and racism is rampant at Guilford. That’s a fact, not an opinion, but white people on campus seem to be surprised by it.

People of color have been experiencing and fighting white supremacy and racism at Guilford since its beginning. White people, on the other hand, have been ignorant and silent, thus actively contributing to it.

Guilford cannot say we are upholding our core values such as diversity, equality or justice while white supremacy is being upheld and perpetuated on this campus.

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KKK list proves racism still prevalent

Nicole Zelniker, World and Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

The unidentified hacker collective called Anonymous released a list of over 1,000 KKK members in October.

Many of those listed were already known KKK members or sympathizers of the KKK. Many of the names were also disproved. Regardless, the fact that the KKK could still be so prevalent in politics in 2015 is ridiculous.

The fact that we live in a society so racist that we believe something like this is terrifying.

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Student organizers hold second rally to demand racial justice

Nellie Vinograd, Video Editor

November 20, 2015

For the second time this month, students gathered outside Founders Hall to make a message clear: racism at Guilford College must be addressed and ended.

After incidents of racism at colleges like the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Guilford students held a walkout and rally Nov. 12 for students of color to express their own accounts of racism on Guilford’s campus. Since then, the topic of racism has been addressed by some faculty, staff and other community members.

In response to the first demonstration, President Jane Fernandes held a discussion session in the library on Nov. 13 for community members to talk with administrators about racism.

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Student leaders create anonymous reporting form

Nicole Zelniker, World and Nation Editor

November 20, 2015

Another walkout. Another list of demands for the administration.

On Nov. 20, Guilford students gathered on Founders to discuss race on Guilford’s campus.

At the rally, student leaders shared a link to anonymously report instances of race related violence or share their testimonies of what it is like to be a person of color on campus.. For many students, this could be the difference between feeling safe at Guilford and not.

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