The paper is the best resource on campus to get ideas out there, but the state of campus conversation lives and dies with each of us and the choice to share your voice and seek to learn. It’s time we accept that responsibility.
When confronted with racial activism, rather than labeling it as overdramatic and annoying, consider that people of color have been fighting systems of oppression since the day they were born. And understand that their anger, no matter how aggressive, no matter how radical, and no matter repetitive, is justified.
Above all else, we’re rethinking how we reach you, our readers. For most of our organization’s long history, it was enough to drop off stacks of papers across campus each morning. Even more recently, it was enough to post our articles online and let readers stumble upon them. We recognize that media doesn’t work that way anymore, especially not for an audience as busy as the Stanford student body.
The University received an email shortly after the Silicon Shutdown protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, “expressing concern and threatening to file a lawsuit,” according to an email to The Daily from Brad Hayward, senior director of strategic communications for the University.