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FIGHTING BACK - Charles Griffis, the student whose suspension led to the sit-in in Al Niemi’s office, lines up a shot at pool. Griffiss suspension led to a sit in protest by over 100 NMU students in 1969.

A brief history of racism and the fight for racial equality at NMU

Olivia Apa, staff writer February 10, 2022

February is Black History Month and it is important to recognize the racial inequality, specifically for Black students, that has occurred globally but also at our own Northern Michigan University. The...


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.
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Archives to hold racial justice discussion

Akasha Khalsa February 18, 2021
The NMU archives, headed by Marcus Robyns, is set to hold a virtual discussion on the topic of “Critical Information Literacy: Consciousness Raising and Social Justice in the Archives.”

Opinion—#BLM, we’re not off the hook

Akasha Khalsa February 16, 2021
Black Lives Matter protests, police reform, and related discussions received a lot of media attention in the summer of 2020, but now the furor has left the news cycle. That does not mean we are free of our responsibility to enact change.
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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.
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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 acknowledging that much of white America reacted with bitter hatred and violence toward Dr. King and the movement he helped lead.
The virtual tour of the Jim Crow Museum will be held Jan. 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Virtual tour of Jim Crow Museum to be held

Akasha Khalsa January 21, 2021
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a virtual event next week aimed at increasing student awareness of the legacy of racism in the United States. On Thursday, Jan 28 the office will hold a guided virtual tour and discussion of the Jim Crow Museum.
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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....

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