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The pain of memory

Inside the gates of Auschwitz — the largest concentration camp employed in the Nazi’s “Final Solution” to extirpate the Jewish people — a member of a right-wing political party gives an interview to the media, declaring, “It’s time to fight against Jewry and free Poland from them.” Except the man speaking is not a National…

Dear white people: Please call it like it is

It’s time to call all of these hate acts against people of color what they are: acts of terrorism. We must stop tiptoeing around this word, terrorism, which makes us uncomfortable, because the use of the word “terrorism” to describe the actions of part of the American population will make its perpetrators aware of our hypocrisy.

Should hate crimes be punished?

Ben Kaufman ’17 and Wyatt Smitherman ’16 debate whether hate crimes should be subject to punishment from the judicial system. Kaufman argues that hate crimes perpetuate systematic oppression of certain groups while Smitherman claims hate crimes are not intrinsically worse than other crimes.

Concerning violence

People do not violently resist because they enjoy violence or are inherently criminal – they do so because they hold life sacred. It is then those who condemn this form of resistance that hold life in contempt.