The Wichitan

Being a light skin woman at a Black Lives Matter protest

Jordan, 7, raises his fist in the air at the Wichita Falls #icantbreathe protest. June 1. Photo by Katie Bindel

Dallas Wabbington, Reporter

June 6, 2020

"My non-black friends, I ask that you take a knee, if able." One of the many people who chose to speak in front of hundreds of protesters asked a simple question that left me  lost in internal conflict. Should I stand because I am a product of a black and white couple, or should I kneel in fear of no...

‘Because together, we are strong’

Zarya Maitao, mass communication sophmore, Jessie Tidwell, science education sophmore, and Zaquera Wallace, biology junior, flashes color and march in the Resist Hate Rally held in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Photo by Marissa Daley

Chloe Phillips

September 4, 2017

Peaceful protesting, powerful speeches on resisting hate and the apparent subjectivity of hate speech. The Resist Hate Rally, sponsored by Indivisible Wichita Falls and PRIDE, was spearheaded by Kalli Root, English junior. The rally, entitled "Resist Hate" due to Root's peaceful intentions, was i...

Resist Hate rally to be held Friday

Students and faculty finish the march around campus on the Jesse W. Rodgers Promenade for the rally against the immigration executive order on Feb. 1. Photo by Bridget Reilly

Kara McIntyre

August 29, 2017

In response to the events of Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12, English junior Kalli Root has planned a Resist Hate rally for Friday, Sept. 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Sunwatcher Plaza. She wanted this to be a peaceful rally against hatred and bigotry. "I just thought it was ridiculous, seeing the u...

PRIDE organizes ‘peaceful protest’

Devin Osting, radiology feshman, Morgan Sinclair, sociology sophomore, and Cece Pasillas, sociology sophomore, create posters for the peacful protest sponsored by the PRIDE group. Nov 15. Photo by Kara McIntyre

Bridget Reilly

November 15, 2016

They didn't start drawing signs until 9 p.m. Tuesday night, a week after America's Donald Trump president-elect took 290 Electoral College votes, more than enough to win the White House.The signs will read: "Love Trumps Hate," "Trump Supporters, We Love You," and "Immigrants Make America Great Again."Mi...

Seven don masks, signs in Ferguson-inspired protest

English sophomore Stephen Wright and an unidentified man stand on Midwestern Parkway. Wright holds a sign reading,

Ethan Metcalf

August 21, 2014

Seven protesters lined Midwestern Parkway to advocate that active duty police officers wear cameras. Inspired by the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the protesters held signs with messages such as "One people united against brutality" and "Who watches the watchdogs?" but protester and English so...

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