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Living in Our Skin kicks off 21-day Racial Equity Challenge

Roberts sing
October 15, 2020

Wednesday, Oct. 14, the Black Student Union held a racial awareness event called “Living in Our Skin”. The official statement released by the Black Student Union about the event says that it is their...

#BlackatMSUTexas

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Black students share stories of racism on Twitter hashtag.
October 9, 2020

Following the country's response to the Black Lives Matter protests in June 2020, the leaders of the Black Student Coalition, including Jamilah Kangudja, educational leadership graduate and Black Student...

Administration offers follow-up statements regarding the fascist on campus

Suzanne Shipley
December 2, 2019

In the wake of an ill-received statement addressing tweets that identified a fascist sympathizer on campus, the MSU Texas administration has collaborated with student leaders to issue another statement...

ComplicitMSU is back

November 23, 2019

Midwestern State University has not done enough to address its deeply rooted history and culture of sexism, sexual assault, harassment and racism. During my time as a student, I have concluded from the...

‘Green Book’ a simplistic, but enjoyable ride

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in Green Book (2018)
January 30, 2019

During the Jim Crow era, African-American travelers in the South were unwelcome in many hotels, restaurants and even some towns after sunset. They were aided by a small, pamphlet called “The Green Book,”...

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ speaks in the silences

Stephan James and KiKi Layne in If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
January 23, 2019

In a competitive year at the Academy Awards, several movies seem to be a shoo-in for nominations. Barry Jenkins’s newest film “If Beale Street Could Talk” is sure to win some awards this spring....

Shipley responds to defaced flyer

November 7, 2018

President Suzanne Shipley sent an email Nov.2 to the university community in response to a defaced flyer found by Nathan Jun, associate philosophy professor and coordinator of the philosophy department....

Wichita Falls has a problem with xenophobia, racism

April 27, 2018

MSU and Wichita Falls have a profound issue with bigotry, xenophobia and racism. This is by no means a damning review, since some of the most wonderful, genuine, kind-hearted people I know are Wichitans...

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Daniel Kaluuya, Betty Gabriel, and Allison Williams in Get Out (2017)
February 5, 2018

Possibly the biggest breakout hit of 2017 was Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out,”a timely film that succeeds in the horror genre while starting a dialogue about racism in our country. Never...

Lessons from living abroad

February 22, 2017

I'm from Guam, a tiny island in the Pacific. Having lived in Asia and Europe, I wanted to share some things I've learned about people and myself.Racism. I was 10-years-old when I had my first experience...

New summit prompts dialogue

Denise Simmons, educational leadership and technology assistant professor, spoke as one of the guest speakers at the Black Leadership Summit held in CSC Comanche, on April 26. Photo by Makayla Burnham
April 27, 2016

Our view: The Black Leadership Summit is a necessary vehicle for change on this campus, and arguments about its necessity are missing the point and unfairly attack the students who benefit most from the...

Divided we fall: Summit should be for everyone

April 26, 2016

We all have hard opinions on things. We are divided on many aspects of our lives. Some of those divisions are harmless. Whether you’re team Edward or team Jacob doesn’t have any significant bearing...

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