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Following months of social unrest across the country, Fordham Athletics has laid out its plan aimed at promoting racial and social justice. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Athletics Unveils Social Justice Plan

September 9, 2020

In an effort to address racism within its community, Fordham Athletics recently revealed a full action social justice plan through an open letter from Interim Director of Athletics, Edward Kull.

Members of the Fordham community are making anti-racism curriculum a priority, accompanying months of national discussion about the many forms of insititutionalized racism and anti-blackness. (Mackenzie Cranna/The Fordham Ram)

Fordham Curriculum Moves to Address Racism Amidst Waves of Protest

September 9, 2020

On June 29, Fordham released an action plan addressing racism and educating for justice. Listed as part of this plan was an initiative to develop curricular and co-curricular plansinitiatives that support anti-racist pedagogy.

Protests in response to the death of George Floyd have taken place across the United States (Courtesy of Flickr).

Police Brutality Protests Highlight Racial Disparities in Challenging Injustice

June 5, 2020

Denied a majority, nonviolent protest can never fully succeed unless the majority — the beneficiary of whatever injustice is occurring — agrees to voluntarily give up their benefits to alleviate the suffering of the minority.

Maria Aponte, pictured above, is a writer and performer when she is not working full time for Career Services. (Courtesy of Marisol Diaz)

Poet, Playwright, Professional Tells Story

December 5, 2018

Maria Aponte discusses facing personal tragedy through art and what Fordham can do to curb racism.

The Have U Give, based off the young adult novel by Angie Thomas, is directed by George Tillman, Jr. and stars Amandla Stenberg (Courtesy of Facebook)

The Hate U Give Confronts Systemic Racism

November 14, 2018

The Hate U Give fiercely challenges today’s political climate and is a must-see film for all ages.

Representative Tammy Duckworth was the victim of a racist attack this past week at the hands of Senator Mark Kirk. (Courtesy of Flickr).

From Cradle to Congress: The Path of Institutionalized Bias

November 2, 2016

By Danielle Chung Racism is running rampant in the beliefs, values and attitudes of American government officials and representatives. If we thought Donald J. Trump was enough, the people under his reign are equally as ...

Beyonce sings about racism, activism and feminism in her newest song

A Surprise Release by Beyonce Stirs Conversation

February 24, 2016

By Emma Carey  This article previously and erroneously referred to The Black Panther Party as being formed by Malcolm X. Since its release on Feb. 6, Beyonce’s new single, “Formation,” has a...

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Continuing Reform on Racism

January 27, 2016

By Marcelle Meyer Last semester was a semester of fear, empowerment, hatred and acceptance in the Fordham community. Our school faced far too many incidents of racial discrimination and hate speech, bringing ...

Former University of Missouri President Timothy Wolfe recently resigned. Courtesy of flickr

Should Fordham Have a New President?

November 18, 2015

By Cate Carrejo In the wake of Fordham’s most recent student scandals, the open letter to FUEMS and Public Safety that has been shared over 4,000 times online and the racist chants heard at an off-campus ho...

University of Missouri students demanded the President's resignation. Courtesy of flickr.

Fordham Continues to Battle Racism

November 18, 2015

By Nicole Fiorica The students of the University of Missouri made headlines this week as they demanded the resignation of the university’s president — and won. This student movement was the respon...

Undoing Racism Collective Holds Full Day Teach-In

November 4, 2015

By Laura Sanicola For a brief period in time, the Rose Hill and Lincoln Center campuses linked to accomplish a common goal: engaging in a seven hour long dialogue about racial justice and how it relates to the Fordham community. The racial justice teach-in, held by the Undoing Racism Collective, linked the campuses — literally — via Skype on Thursday, Oct. 29, during the event’s keynote address. In Keating First, c...

Another Halloween, Another Crop of Racist Costumes

Another Halloween, Another Crop of Racist Costumes

November 4, 2015

Despite increased racial and cultural sensitivity among college students, cultural appropriation still plagues campuses when Halloween approaches. Although many people justify racist costumes by insisting...

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