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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Greensboro PD stops minorities disproportionately, says report

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

Flashing lights in your rear view mirror. The sudden rush of frustration and anxiety.

Many drivers have been stopped by a police officer, however new data suggests that black drivers have more reason to be cautious.

In 2014, a vehicle stops summary released by the state of Missouri listed some alarming facts. While 78.3 percent of vehicles stopped were manned by white drivers, black drivers were still 1.75 times more likely to be pulled over than white drivers.

This means that out of every four drivers stopped in Missouri, three were black.

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Arrest of Texas student sparks debate

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

When 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed brought the clock he had made to school, he was trying to impress one of his teachers.

He had no idea it would lead to him getting suspended, detained by law enforcement on charges of a hoax bomb and only a few days later, placed at the center of the nation’s attention.

Mohamed was a first-year at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. On Sept. 14, Mohamed’s English teacher reported him after seeing the supposedly bomb-like device he had brought in to school that day.

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Confederate controversy continues

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

September 4, 2015

A flag is oftentimes considered the core of a country’s identity. Whether or not the Confederate flag is part of American identity is still under debate.

Since the shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., arguments against public and retail use of the flag have spread throughout both the North and South.

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Students use spring break to volunteer, learn about race issues

Aubrey King, Staff Writer
April 3, 2015

There is no happiness like spring break. A week of no classes and homework comes as a relief to almost anyone.

Spring break is an opportunity to have fun, but at Guilford College it is also a chance to learn and explore.

Over this year’s spring break, Guilford students pursued a variety of opportunities. From building houses to conferences on peace and privilege, students found no shortage of wholesome ways to spend a week off.

One of the trips, a work trip to Hertford, North Carolina, taught Guilford students practical skills and life lessons by putting them to work building houses with other volunteers.

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Chicago “Black Site” sparks public outrage

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015

How do you defend your innocence when nobody can find you?

Highly disputed evidence has connected the Chicago Police Department to misconduct pertaining to the police facility Homan Square, a former warehouse.

The CPD claims that Homan Square is less advertised due to its purpose in undercover operations, not due to any police covert affairs.

They have also released a fact sheet to dispute any rumors of misconduct. These denials, however, have not stopped a recent flood of personal testimonials from attorneys and possible victims who claim to have been abused inside the facility.

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Greensboro Clean Slate Clinics help to expunge criminal records

Clare Forrister, Staff Writer
March 27, 2015

For people convicted of crimes, judicial punishment may seem like the worst of their troubles. However, even after serving time, people with past convictions can face discrimination for the rest of their lives, whether applying for jobs or looking for a place to live.

“It’s easy to say ‘this person is a criminal’ because they’ve done this one thing, when you don’t know the specifics of the law or what the circumstances were,” said senior Chelsea Yarborough. “It’s important to be a little bit more forgiving.”

Lately, some in the Greensboro community are bringing attention to the difficulties people with criminal backgrounds face when they try to reintegrate into society. To address this problem, the Beloved Community Center has partnered with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice to hold Clean Slate Clinics, which help people move on from the marks on their record.

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Black History Month: A Time Of Honor, Education In Greensboro

Zachary Lindsey , Staff writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

“Black History Month is the time to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans all over the diaspora,” said James Shields, director of the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning.

BHM was started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, originally as Negro Week. The negro life and history was to be celebrated on the second week of February.

“It is important for individuals from a non-African descent to learn more about African-American history,” said Shields.

The Multicultural Education Department at Guilford College, as well as various other campus organizations such as the Bonner Center, student clubs and classes are collaborating throughout this month to host events on campus. The MED has primarily focused on Brothers and Sisters in Blackness, a student organization on campus, The Queries of Diversity conclave and the latest Understanding Racism Workshop — held Feb. 6 in the Community Center.

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