A Reflection On A Discourse And On The Discourse Which Has Not Been Engaged

Since the beginnings of the (recent) diversity discussion (the true beginnings of which are probably lodged way back in the historical beginnings of this University, which was founded by John Evans- a man who majored in founding universities and minored in slaughtering Arapaho and Cheyenne Indians in Colorado and mutilating their genitalia postmortem), there has […]

An Explanation: Racism, Parties, Apologies, and Restoration

Weinberg Senior, Kellyn Lewis broke news over the Facebook airwaves on Monday April 23, 2012 that he had witnessed something which disturbed him. The Northwestern Club Ski Team (A Student Group, unaffiliated with Northwestern Varsity Athletics) hosted a party for the third year themed “The Beer Olympics”. Kellyn Lewis posted a note on Facebook alluding […]

NU’s Ski Team Endorses Diversity Initiative

Today, after conversations with various students, Northwestern’s Ski Team has made the decision to join/endorse Northwestern’s student-led diversity initiative, stating that they would petition the university administration for an increased effort and structure for cultivating diversity on campus. After an amicable conversation with Kellyn Lewis, Dallas Wright, and myself, Matthew Dolph and Ben Shorofsky came […]

Thomas Jefferson Meets Radical Islam

On Thursday, April 12, 2012, in a federal court in Boston, an American man by the name of Tarek Mehanna was sentenced to 17 years in prison after being convicted on charges of conspiracy and terrorism (e.g. conspiracy to wage war against the United States, 2 counts of lying to law enforcement, translating and disseminating […]

The Insanity of the American Imagination

The Work of Cynical Reason in Western Racial Politics Picture this: someone of color is killed, justice is delayed, muddled, or flat-out denied, and then a fruitless conversation on ‘racism’ begins. In this conversation, some seem to think race goes away when we don’t talk about it and want to redefine racism as the discussion […]

Capitalism- An Economic System Without Humans

What Economic Models Reveal About the Hearts of People   If you’ve heard of Howard Schultz then you’ve probably heard him talk about his concept of ‘moral capitalism’; it’s his battle cry and his business model. But even if you haven’t heard of Howard Schultz or ‘moral capitalism’ by name, you may be familiar with […]

Finding Joseph Kony

For years, I’ve been reading and learning about Joseph Kony and his reign of terror over northern Uganda, ranging from Lake Kyoga to the southern border of Sudan, through his leadership of the Lord’s Resistance Army. As a student of political science and political theory, and an ‘Africanist’, I’ve always known of Joseph Kony, yet […]