Wednesday, October 27

Tag: social justice

“If You are Not Black Do Not Say It”
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“If You are Not Black Do Not Say It”

Black people’s use of the word “nigga” is controversial due to its derivation from the word “nigger,” which is a racial slur directed at black people. On one hand the word “nigger” is utilized as the ultimate insult that has oppressed African Americans for generations, and on the other hand “nigga” has become a term of endearment utilized by the same ones the word once oppressed. Due to the word “nigga” derogatory and racist roots, the meaning of the word changes when white people use it versus their black counterparts. When the word is utilized between black people, it is used as a term of endearment in informal social settings. The common use of the word within the black community was a way to dilute its degrading effect through embracing the word amongst the community. When...
Why Do Students Not Want to be Bothered by Public Safety
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Why Do Students Not Want to be Bothered by Public Safety

Aisja Cunningham LINCOLN UNIVERSITY- Public Safety is present to ensure the safety and protection of Lincoln University’s campus. However, black students do not view police officers in general as their protectors; they view them as someone who harasses and criminalizes them. According to Lincoln University’s website, its main campus is patrolled by armed, sworn Police Officers commissioned by the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education & Training Commission. The Department of Public Safety provides services of prevention, detection, and investigation of criminal and non-criminal incidents. As a historically black institution, we must acknowledge the social justice issue that black millennials have with police presence as it relates to our university. Due to thei...