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St. Cloud: Desperate need to  maintain racism has its costs

St. Cloud: Desperate need to maintain racism has its costs

Jan. 16 |   By Merle Cooper Guest Commentator   Recession recovery has been difficult for the most egalitarian, innovative and progressive communities. St. Cloud’s recovery is thwarted as much by area economic conditions and failures as by addiction...

Please publish accurate information on SCSU Black graduation rates

Please publish accurate information on SCSU Black graduation rates

Aug. 29 |     As St. Cloud State approaches the 2012-2013 school year, projections are that the university will continue its trend of welcoming growing numbers of students of color, including Black or African American students. In the last decade,...

Anti-Black stereotypes killed Trayvon Martin and profiled me in St. Cloud

Anti-Black stereotypes killed Trayvon Martin and profiled me in St. Cloud

Apr. 18 |     By Dr. Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   The Trayvon Martin case has sparked the mobilization of millions who are morally outraged because Trayvon symbolized the targets and victims of the deeply racialized U.S. criminal justice system....

SCSU Uncle Toms ignore campus racism

SCSU Uncle Toms ignore campus racism

Mar. 28 |     By Michael Davis Guest Commentator   Dr. Saffari’s comments about St. Cloud State University [“Dr. Mahmoud Saffari: I am being scapegoated for St. Cloud State’s enrollment and retention failures,” MSR, Feb. 23] were right...

Unlike SCSU’s Earthbound propaganda,  Duluth’s Un-Fair campaign attacks racism

Unlike SCSU’s Earthbound propaganda, Duluth’s Un-Fair campaign attacks racism

Mar. 21 |     By Myrle B. Cooper Guest Commentator   At St. Cloud State University (SCSU), a PR firm is charging taxpayers $400,000 for deception while Duluth demonstrates ethics and integrity. Resulting from (a) historic racial hostilities,...

MSR Readers: Make your own judgment on the state of St. Cloud State

MSR Readers: Make your own judgment on the state of St. Cloud State

Feb. 29 |   The commentary below from Debra Leigh, a professor at St. Cloud State University and lead organizer for the Community Anti-Racism Education Initiative, was published in the MSR November 10 issue. Dr. Mahmoud Saffari believes the commentary is...

Dr. Mahmoud  Saffari:

Dr. Mahmoud Saffari:

Feb. 22 |     By Charles Hallman, Staff Writer and Jerry Freeman, Senior Editor    Last October 13, the MSR reported on protests by several hundred students and faculty at St. Cloud State University over the firing of a top administrator of...

St. Cloud: Changing the racist status quo

St. Cloud: Changing the racist status quo

Feb. 8 |     By Myrle B. Cooper Contributing Writer   St. Cloud’s frantic “last place aversion” efforts to attract new businesses while diverting attention from its reputation for crime, homophobia, racism, sexism and xenophobia would...

St.Cloud anti-racism scorecard:Somalis 10, Color Caucus 2

St.Cloud anti-racism scorecard:Somalis 10, Color Caucus 2

Dec. 28 |     By Myrle Cooper Guest Commentator    In April 2010, 25 courageous Somali high school girls exposed bullying and maltreatment of Black students historically ignored in St. Cloud’s public schools. Their aggressiveness benefited...

St. Cloud State  at a crossroad

St. Cloud State at a crossroad

Nov. 16 |     The school can stop real racism now or just keep trying to change perceptions   By De’Vonna Pittman  Guest Commentator   In response to your article “St. Cloud State image makeover is lipstick on a pig” [MSR Nov. 3],...