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A Letter to the Editor:

At Webster University in St. Louis, the Association of African-American Collegiates (AAAC) demanded for President Stroble to instate a more diverse campus with a list of 19 demands to support Mizzou and their struggle with racism, as well as to combat it on our own campus–one of those demands was to create a “safe space” […]

https://fearthenorms.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/a-letter-to-the-editor/

Fascism

This week we have witnessed a phenomenal act of social movement-making in an era when many, myself included, have wondered if meaningful change in the U.S. still possible. Some of that worry is about aging, I’m sure. As you get older and the people around you get older you are inclined to wonder if the […]

http://tressiemc.com/2015/11/12/fascism/

What about our SYSTEMIC TERRORISM?!

  
Short and sweet:

Is anyone else pissed off that everyone is changing their profile pics
to support France when the racism in our country, in our schools, is so rampant? Im changing my pic to that of Malcolm X to remind people of what’s happening here at home!

#Mizzou

#BlackLivesMatter

#TogetherWeStand

#TheRevolutionIsComing

#Mizzou: To those who dismiss us…..

  
By Paige Julia Fernandez

I am so incredibly disappointed in the United States media for dismissing and blatantly disregarding the voices of the students of color at Mizzou and Yale. From headings such as “Missouri Confirms It: US Campuses Are Sliding into PC Chaos” to “The Most Expensive Day Care in the World” to “The Yale-Missouri Virus is Spreading” to “After Yale and Mizzou we Should Raise the Voting Age to 25” to “Yale, Mizzou, and the death of liberal toleration,” media outlets throughout the United States have successfully managed to belittle the painful experiences of students at Yale and Mizzou. These ludicrous articles accompanied by the senseless interviews taking place on talk shows and discussions on newscasts have all overlooked the real issues of institutionalized racism and the violent threats people of color face every day. Even with thousands of students screaming “our lives are in danger,” these sources (and people throughout the United States in general) continue to overlook the struggles of people of color. This is not a case of “sensitivity,” students are not being absurd or intolerant because they take offense to the racist rhetoric employed by both students and teachers alike, and they are definitely not being irrational or foolish for fearing for their lives. 

I am scared for the state my country, I am scared for my brothers and sisters of color, I am scared for our ability to speak out against racist actions and not receive such a ridiculous onslaught of criticism and so little support. But most of all, I am scared for our lives. 

To the students of color at Yale and Mizzou and other colleges throughout the United States and the world, I hear you. We, students of color throughout the US and the world, hear you. You are valid. Your opinions are valid. Your fear is valid. 

To those who dismiss us: 

We will rise up. We will be victorious. 
 #ConcernedStudent1950 #InSolidarityWithMizzou

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