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Racism and redemption on university campuses

Race Issues
by Jarvis J. Williams
Posted 4/07/15, 01:01 pm

On Friday night University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides suspended a student for writing a racist slur on a campus whiteboard. The student had written what’s become known as the “N-word” as part of a list of negatives about the university that included “incompetent professors” and an “overpopulated campus.”

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OU fraternity member seeks forgiveness for racist chant

Race Issues
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/26/15, 03:38 pm

The former University of Oklahoma fraternity member caught on film leading a racist chant apologized publicly on Wednesday, saying he is deeply sorry for his involvement and embarrassed that he failed to stop it. Several Oklahoma City civil rights leaders stood by Levi Pettit as he made the apology after a meeting at a Baptist church on the city’s east side, a predominantly African-American community. The apology has sparked discussions on reconciliation and forgiveness in regards to racial issues.

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The 'white privilege' burden

Race Issues
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 3/18/15, 01:14 pm

If I hear or read about one more white person lamenting “white privilege,” especially a Christian, I might drive to a remote location, step out of the car, and scream until I lose my voice.

That’ll show ’em.

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