Tag: race

Northam Under Fire To Resign After Racist Photo Emerges

George Mason Democrats react to the news ABIGAIL ADCOX ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is under tremendous pressure from both sides of the aisle to resign after a photo emerged from his 1984 Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook…

White Privilege for A Brown Man

By Jose Mendez, Contributor I am a Mexican-American named Jose, I work a low-wage job, and I come from a family of illegal immigrants. Picture me in your mind for a second. What do you see? Is it a short,…

Campus police departments reform race relations

Police department reforms, concerning relationships with racial minorities and their subsequent policy reforms, are trickling down to the university level. This comes at a time when police and community relations are especially tense following events in Ferguson, M.O., New York…

Black history from behind the lens

Barbara Brophy, Staff Writer Last week, George Mason University’s Film and Media Studies department hosted a screening of Chimpanzee Productions’ 2014 documentary “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People.” The event, which included a discussion…

Mason professor heads Obama task force on 21st century policing

A national task force led by GMU Professor Laurie Robinson has been investigating the relationship between U.S. law enforcement and the communities they oversee. The task force was established in Dec. 18 by an executive order from President Obama in…