October 2, 2014

STRUCTURAL RACISM Getting rid of structural racism August 19, 2014 12:00 am  •  Karen J. Aroesty   For decades, structures have existed that created and sustained Ferguson’s damaged relationship with its police. They have quietly worked their magic, and brought about the shooting of Michael Brown. They are the structures that create unequal and overwhelmingly…
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August 15, 2014

A REFLECTION ON BEARING WITNESS 2014 Kathleen Stinehart, Ursuline Academy, Theology Department Before I had kids, I was not aware of the brain’s amazing ability to remember every lyric to every Disney song ever written. Because  my girls loved Pocahontas, one of those songs is Colors of the Wind. As is so often the case,…
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July 31, 2014

The numbers don’t look good.  Comparing the civilian casualties in Gaza to the lack of civilian casualties in Israel helps fuel the media’s blatantly untrue depiction of Israel as the sole aggressor who totally disregards and devalues Palestinian life.  The media is also quick to question if Israeli rockets, launched exclusively in self-defense and as…
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May 26, 2014

The A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute visits Webster University On April 10, students in Dr. Mercedes Stephenson’s Introduction to Multicultural Studies class ventured outside their comfort zones for an eye-opening mini-workshop led by the project director for the ADL’s A World of Difference Institute, Tabari Coleman. Mr. Coleman frequently travels around the region leading diversity…
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