The Vermont Cynic

Campus organizations create safe spaces

Campus organizations create safe spaces

January 24, 2018

This week, we got a tip from a student about racist posters posted around the Waterman green. We th...

Equal treatment for organizations

Equal treatment for organizations

Staff Editorial

April 26, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

First, let’s be clear: the action of the individual who stole the Black Lives Matter flag was hateful...

All Live Matter roots in racism

October 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The slogan “All Lives Matter,” at face value, claims to advocate for the equal value of lives; this turn of phrase has troubling connotations and seemingly ignores the problem that Black Lives Matter seeks to address. To understand ALM we must first understand BLM, which is based on dismantling the systematic r...

Winter Carnival unites the University

Winter Carnival unites the University

March 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

The Cynic’s Enterprise section has spent the past three weeks exploring race at UVM, and has covered the K...

Kake Walk: Time to right our wrongs

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February 24, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Forty-seven years ago, the University ended a tradition that involved  fraternity members dancing in bl...

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Our failures to shed light on hate

November 20, 2015

The media has been buzzing about the recent protests at the University of Missouri. Minority students and faculty across the country said they o...

The great power of the racial epithet

Joey Oteng

April 21, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

When is a word more than a word? Words have power beyond compare. They make us feel. They bring us smiles but also rip out our hearts. They give comfort but also turmoil. They build us up and tear us down. Words give and take life. Arguably the most taboo word in American English is the infamous n-word. It’s so wicked it has...

Racism can be subtle, too

Gaetano Martello

April 7, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

Many people are aware of the recent scandal at University of Oklahoma, where members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity were secretly videotaped singing racist chants. This caused a lot of controversy, but more importantly, people seemed to remove themselves from their own internalized racism and ended up dumping it all on ...

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