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Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Police brutality: Black professors are fair game, too

Jul. 15 |               By Luke Tripp Guest Commentator   How could a minor jaywalking incident escalate into contentious police brutality vs. an assault felony case? The answer is simple. In the United States, the slightest...

St. Cloud leaders embrace the area’s growing diversity

St. Cloud leaders embrace the area’s growing diversity

Feb. 20 | Acknowledging the city’s ‘devastating’ history may help it leave ugly past behind   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   St. Cloud Mayor Dave Kleis admits that although his city has changed in recent years, the past can’t be ignored. During...

Nelson Mandela symbolizes the essence of a human rights fighter

Nelson Mandela symbolizes the essence of a human rights fighter

Dec. 11 |               By Luke Tripp Contributing Writer   Nelson Mandela is an authentic historical hero of the highest order. One irony is that his oppressive racist enemies, who now hypocritically praise him at the...

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...

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Freedom Rider shares his story with Minnesotans

Oct. 24 |   Ernest Patton, Jr. tells untold story of Nashville’s importance to Civil Rights Movement By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Nashville, Tennessee is more known for its country music roots, but the city also has strong roots in the Civil...

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...
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