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People of the White Privilege Conference

People of the White Privilege Conference

Wes Peters, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

The White Privilege Conference (WPC) is an annual event that fights back against white supremacy and toxic masculinity. It was founded in 1999 and has continued annually for 20 years, teaching thousands about racism and white nationalism. This year the conference was held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from Marc...

Urban students discuss fine line between cultural appropriation and appreciation

Olive Lopez, Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

Even though though it might not be talked about openly, culture appropriation impacts Urban students. But it’s hard to bring up cultural appropriation at Urban. Given the prominence of a so-called “shutdown culture” when talking about sensitive issues around race, Urban’s climate isn’t exactly...

Popping Urban’s bubbles of privilege, liberalism, and grades

Popping Urban’s bubbles of privilege, liberalism, and grades

Ariane Goldsmith, Jacob Winick, and Hannah Berk

February 10, 2015

Privilege Many Urban students argue that while the Urban “bubble” could generate positive discussion, at times it simply allows students to remain complacent in their place of privilege. “Every aspect of Urban is shaped by privilege, so it is constantly affecting me at school,” said Gwen McLaughlin (‘16...

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

White privilege faculty panel and students of color retreat make space for discussions of race

Aleah Jennings-Newhouse, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

The term "white privilege" and, more importantly, the idea behind it, has been bouncing around the Urban community fervently for the past few weeks, following a controversial, anonymous submission to Urban's "Appreciations Wall" that contained slang derived from the N-word. In response to this incident, members of the school have take...

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...

REVIEW: “Django,” “Lincoln” offer different approaches to portrayals of race, morality, slavery

REVIEW: “Django,” “Lincoln” offer different approaches to portrayals of race, morality, slavery

Jessie King Fredel

February 21, 2013

As the presidential election slowly fades from the country’s consciousness, it is replaced by another set of elections: Qwards season. “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” are two of the most talked-about films of the season, marking an Obama-era exploration of the politics of race and America’s...

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