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The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

The Hate U Give Causes Viewers to Reflect on Race

Amaka Nwokocha, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018

The Hate U Give, directed by George Tillman Jr, is about a teenage girl named Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg) who lives in a predominantly black neighborhood with gangs, drugs, and high crime rates. She goes to a school called Williamson Prep, which is affluent and predominantly white. The school is not...

Student voices: We have a race problem.

Student voices: We have a race problem.

Alexis Reaves, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015

I recently read an article in the New Yorker about the hotbeds that are Mizzou and Yale. If you happened to miss those screaming headlines, they tell the story of college campuses consumed by debates about political correctness. The author of the New Yorker article proposed that these conversations w...

Learning lunch creates space for education and reflection

The school's choir sang in solidarity and respect for the protestors in the nearby Fourth Precinct

Chapel Puckett, Managing Editor

November 24, 2015

“For those of us who live at the shoreline / standing upon the constant edges of decision / crucial and alone,” Marie Michael recited. The learning lunch began with a recitation of Audre Lorde’s poem “A Litany for Survival.” Lorde’s poem encapsulates the emotional events in recent weeks regarding th...

Race at Blake

Civil discourse comes in all sizes and shapes always attached with some amount of emotion, which is completely fine. The bigger issue would be use any privilege you have to ignore and step over the issue.

Conor McDonough

March 19, 2015

Despite what many white people would like to believe, race is still a prominent influence on America and at Blake. In our lives where overt racism on the individual level is not as visibly present, white students question why they are having “race shoved down their throats” when they can’t see...

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