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“Being black in America is a constant pain”: Meeting held to address professor’s denial of systemic racism

Professor Antonio Saravia (left) restates his argument as professor Chester Fontenot (middle) and student Genesis Cooper (right) listen.

Elizabeth Tammi, News Editor

November 1, 2019

A meeting to address statements made by economics professor Antonio Saravia during an Oct. 23 debate was held in the Medical School auditorium on Oct. 28. The debate, titled “Is Social Justice Just?,” was organized and hosted by Students for Liberty and the Center for the Study of Economics an...

Opinion: Blackfishing is an Instagram trend that needs to go

Opinion: Blackfishing is an Instagram trend that needs to go

Aliyah Dorsey, Lead Lifestyle Writer

October 10, 2019

My issue with blackfishing is that these models are clearly mimicking my culture for clout and money, when every time I perform my culture, it’s ridiculed and sometimes even criminalized.

Mercer students reflect on experience at predominantly white institution during Black History Month

Donald Williams, a junior business and economics double-major, spoke on the panel about code-switching.

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

February 12, 2019

Various student groups have planned events throughout February to honor Black History Month and support black students on Mercer University’s campus. QuadWorks, the student programming board at Mercer, hosted a Black History Month panel Feb. 7. Student speakers discussed “topics surrounding v...

Alabama's recent immigration laws racist to South American immigrants

Brittany Dant

October 4, 2011

It is time to take stock of our lives as Americans and face the question that has plagued our country for centuries: what should we do about immigration? Let us take it a bit further. What should we do about illegal immigration? Well, it seems that Alabama has a new plan to take on the question of immigration....

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