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Abolishing Death Penalty Works Towards Racial Justice, Equality

Abolishing Death Penalty Works Towards Racial Justice, Equality

Rethinking capital punishment, justice system
Sofia Perlman, News Editor April 30, 2021

The death penalty is used as a tool of discrimination and racial inequality. The fact remains that regardless of what they have done, criminals are still people. The death penalty places value on only...

Staff Editorial: Anti-Racism Work at Blake Proves to be Insufficient, Lacking Student Efforts

Staff Editorial: Anti-Racism Work at Blake Proves to be Insufficient, Lacking Student Efforts

Will Rosenblum, Managing Editor February 24, 2021

During Black History Month, we as Americans and as a Blake community continue our conversations regarding racial inequity and Black history. We are simultaneously reminded of the problems that face our...

Oscars Announce Diversity Rules

Oscars Announce Diversity Rules

Social justice movements continue, Oscars adjust guidelines
Sofia Perlman, Contributing Writer November 6, 2020

Recently, the Oscars have created new requirements for the best picture award. These requirements promote diversity and representation for everyone regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation,...

“Just Talk” discussions touch on tough topics

Abby Smith, Staff Writer October 26, 2012

  The room is silent, as all eyes are focused on a video of an elderly man talking about how he won’t be allowed to vote. This video is part of a presentation dedicated to the Voter ID Amendment,...

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