The Independent

NEIU social media account accused of racism

Earnest Beeson, Writer

February 25, 2020

On Feb. 14, NEIU’s Instagram account posted a Valentine’s Day message that some deemed racially insensitive. The message portrayed NEIU school mascot, Goldie the Golden Eagle, with a caption that read “so heartsick over you I’m...ill-eagle.” Many in the university community believe the post to be in poor taste....

Intolerance runs rampant in the White House

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2019

White House Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller pushed white nationalist literature, mourned the loss of Confederate symbology following Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage and shared racist narratives that depict immigrants as criminal and subhuman, according to leaked emails between Miller and far-right media outlet Breitbart. ...

A venti with a shot of racial discrimination

Amaris E. Rodriguez, Opinions Editor

April 24, 2018

Recently, the coffee mega-giant Starbucks has come under scrutiny over the viral incident that occurred at one of their Philadelphia locations. Earlier this month two black males were arrested after the manager called the police stating that they were refusing to leave the establishment. Welcome to racial discrimination in 2018. ...

Domestic Terrorist: a title for people of color

Robert Kukla, Arts & Life Editor

April 10, 2018

Earlier this month, Mark Anthony Conditt set off a series of bombs in Austin, Texas killing two people and wounding three. Once again, a mass killing of people has occurred in our country and this seems to have become our new normal. As these crimes become more frequent, a debate has sparked as to why the media chooses to lab...

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