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thin blue line

Opinion—The thin blue line flag, a problematic symbol

Lucas Beck February 9, 2021

Displaying the thin blue line flag as a means of showing support for the police is under increased scrutiny due to the flag’s adoption by white supremacist groups, like those involved in the violent...

Martin Luther King Jr.

Opinion—A reflection on MLK Day, white America

Lucas Beck January 26, 2021

As another Martin Luther King Day passes, I am struggling with the images and messages I see from white Americans, like myself, celebrating the resilience, the strength and the victories of Dr. King without...

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