Category: Op-Eds

Reopening Campus Prioritizes Money Over Lives

When you live in Georgia, a state in which the government has published false COVID-19 incidence data, and your family and friends back home in New York City haunt you with the mantra, “death looms over the city,” you become cynical. Skepticism of the government, your communities and even your family and closest friends outlasts [...]

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In Wake of Protests, We Must Defund Police

In the last few weeks, Black Lives Matter protests have spread across the U.S. like wildfire. Americans everywhere have risen in defiance of police brutality that has long plagued our nation. Amid these protests, a movement seeking to defund police departments has arisen, and we must continue to amplify this movement.  While calls for reform [...]

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The Divide Between Law and Justice

George Floyd’s murder in late May has sparked a worldwide wave of protests calling for comprehensive police reform and an end to systemic racism, which has plagued the United States since before its inception. While protest is a constitutionally protected right in this country, local and state governments have attempted to break up protests, placing [...]

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The White Privilege of Making Mistakes

Last summer, I read “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,” a New York Times bestseller written by Mark Manson. In the book, Manson advocates for the acceptance of struggle, denial and failure, arguing that all monumental successes in life come as a product of these monumental failures, and it is only through moments [...]

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Student Letter to Admin Well-Intentioned but Stifles Free Speech

Police brutality is a serious issue in the United States — one which must be resolved in light of George Floyd’s horrifying murder and the violence used against those protesting its prosecution. The Emory College Republicans are committed to supporting positive community engagement and upholding fundamental principles of democracy, of which free speech and freedom [...]

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