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Editorial—Racism against Asians and people of Asian descent: we must stop the hate

North Wind Staff March 17, 2021
It is likely that you or someone you know has witnessed an act of hate towards an Asian American in the last year. A third of Americans, 33%, admitted to having witnessed someone blaming Asians for the COVID-19 pandemic in an April 2020 poll by Ipsos.
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 insurrection at the capitol on January 6, and the related use of the flag as a statement of opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Black Lives Matter protesters marching

Opinion—Just because it doesn’t affect you, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t care

Travis Nelson October 5, 2020
It is human nature for us to ignore outside problems, because they simply don't affect us directly. If a situation doesn’t involve us, it’s hard to care, and that’s the reality of our society. However, the instance of Black Lives Matter can’t be one of those times where you don’t care. It’s selfish to think otherwise.
NMU RA Sensitivity Training

NMU housing staff receives racial sensitivity training

Nicholas Conroy September 16, 2020

Every summer before the start of the fall semester, the Office of Housing and Residence Life hosts training for the resident advisors and directors to help assist the incoming students living on campus....

courage in tackling implicit bias

Editorial—Sensitivity training for RAs is a step in the right direction

Akasha Khalsa September 10, 2020
Recently, NMU has begun an initiative to educate Resident Advisors in student dorms with sensitivity training as part of the institution’s reaction to recent upheavals.
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