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The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

The overlooked controversy surrounding the Oscar Best picture nominee, “Green Book”

Ian Ryan, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars took place on Feb 24, and while the ceremony may have gone much better than many thought it would without a host, one big point of controversy has been the winner of the Best Picture award, “Green Book”, a film marred by a string of racial issues both on and off camera. “Green Boo...

EDITORIAL: Urban school needs to bring discussions of race to outside of classroom

Zoe Meneghetti, Opinions Editor

March 23, 2016

   It recently came to light that for multiple years, Saint Ignatius College Preparatory students have been sponsoring parties with a clearly racist theme. At Stern Grove, students have been dressing up to imitate black culture, naming the theme “wigga,” a combination of “white” and a racial slu...

Urban Reacts to #OscarsSoWhite

August Ackley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

It's unhealthy to worship this awards show that people consider ‘the definitive ranking of a good movie’ when there's clearly a racial and gender bias there, ... it's run by a bunch of old white guys” said Ryan Barnett, (‘19).

Urban’s White Privilege Awareness club drafts newsletter to spread understanding

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

May 30, 2013

White Privilege Awareness, an Urban club, is launching an outreach project at Urban that will include a newsletter, set to launch in June. Mabel Taylor (’14), the leader of WPA, said she wants ”to ground the club in facts.” The purpose of the club is not to prove whether or not white privilege...

Speaker at MLK assembly brings up issues of racism in school

Speaker at MLK assembly brings up issues of racism in school

February 6, 2011

It was a startling statement: “Everyone needs a nigger Jim,” said Damali Ayo, speaker at Urban’s Martin Luther King, Jr. assembly. Ayo led one of the many discussions and workshops around diversity during Urban’s January Month of Understanding. This year, the month focused on “making the invisible visible.” Ayo, who attended Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., which ...

Urban School guest speaker Damali Ayo sparks student discussion

Annakai Geshlider, Staff writer

January 20, 2011

Guest speaker Damali Ayo kicked off this year’s Month of Understanding, “Making the Invisible Visible,” with a presentation about her experience as a student of color in a high school similar to Urban. The goal of the Month of Understanding is to “explore issues around belonging, empowerment...

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