Discrimination

I respectfully yet strongly disagree with the opinion piece written by my colleague Frank Lechner last month. In assessing the recent demands of Black Students of Emory, Professor Lechner honed in on a few of their demands. In particular, he ...

“And the notion that black lives, black bodies and black wealth were rightful targets remained deeply rooted in the broader society,” writes Ta-Nehisi Coates, in the Atlantic article “The Case for Reparations.” Coates has a way with words that is ...

Student protests around the country and here at Emory revolve around claims that institutions of higher education engage in discrimination, especially against black Americans. In Emory’s case, we currently lack some important evidence needed to assess those claims. Before the ...

To discuss the role of student government in addressing the concerns of black students, the Student Government Association (SGA), campus administration, black students and others convened in Winship Ballroom to discuss the recent demands put forth by several black students ...

In 1983 Alfred Smith and Galen Black were fired from their jobs after testing positive for mescaline, the main compound in the illegal and hallucinogenic peyote cactus. As members of the Native American Church, they had not ingested peyote for ...

Before I begin, I would like to give a disclaimer: in no way am I minimizing the seriousness of the anti-Semitic act that occurred on campus on Oct. 5. The act was heinous and totally unacceptable. The perpetrators need to ...

I wrote about the implications of Yik Yak in my Oct. 3 editorial “Yik Yak Sows Hostility at Emory” and I made the claim that technology provides a certain unprecedented security behind the screen. The typical Yik Yak post is ...

Created by the Office of the Provost, the Office of Equity and Inclusion opened its doors this month. The office handles diversity training, sexual assault cases and ensures the University follows discrimination policies at both the University and federal levels, ...