The Vermont Cynic

The great power of the racial epithet

Joey Oteng

April 21, 2015

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....

Racism can be subtle, too

Gaetano Martello

April 7, 2015

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 end...

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