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Cultural appropriation takes center stage this Halloween amid racial uprising

Cultural Appropriation is an issue for all ages and creates an uncomfortable situation for minorities when Halloween costumes that abuse stereotypes are worn in public settings.
November 10, 2020

Having been a week since Halloween, the issue of cultural appropriation is still extremely relevant and more widespread than at any other time of year. The racial uprising demonstrated through the many...

SUBMISSION: Racism at Staples

February 25, 2020

I am Niah Michel. I am a senior at Staples High School in Westport. I am emailing you on behalf of the black community of Staples High School and racial issues that occur at this high school. We as...

Michel’s letter prompts response from administration

In response to Niah Michel's letter, Principal Stafford W. Thomas, Jr. sent an email to Staples families.
February 15, 2020

Niah Michel ’20 described several concerns about the treatment of minority students in a letter to the editor, entitled “Racism at Staples,” published by WestportNow on Feb. 14. Michel said she wrote...

“BlacKkKlansman” is an unbelievably true story

September 30, 2018

By Jackson Lev ’20

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu

323 Main removes “Tuskegee Experiment” cocktail from menu
September 17, 2018

By Rachel Suggs '21 When customers now walk into downtown Westport’s 323 Main, they will not be offered an official cocktail menu. “We used to have a cocktail menu with names that featured historical...

“Dear White People”: is it worth watching?

“Dear White People”: is it worth watching?
June 7, 2018

By Caroline Donohue '20 A Netflix-original show, “Dear White People” released a second season of their television series on May 4. This series takes place at a university where African Americans...

‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet

‘Roseanne’ cancelled over racist tweet
June 4, 2018

By Jack Dennison '21 ABC sitcom “Roseanne” was cancelled on May 29 after a racist tweet by lead actress Roseanne Barr. The tweet snarked at Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett's physical appearance,...

White supremacist fliers found in Norwalk

White supremacist fliers found in Norwalk
March 7, 2017

Layla Wofsy ’19 Several Norwalk residents were alarmed after finding white supremacist fliers on their driveways and in their mailboxes on Monday, Feb. 7. The fliers were predominantly distributed...

Celebrating the legend, Dr. Martin Luther King

Celebrating the legend, Dr. Martin Luther King
January 20, 2017

By: Anna Rhoads '19 “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” These...

Racism and its prevalence in society

Racism and its prevalence in society
January 5, 2017

By: Anay Simunovic ’18 As a child, I remember searching the grocery store shelves for the friendly face of Aunt Jemima. I remember traveling to Washington and posing alongside the Redskins mascot...

Cultural Appropriation Reaches from the Lunchroom to London

Cultural Appropriation Reaches from the Lunchroom to London
October 19, 2016

By: Izzy Connors '18 and Amelia Brown '18 From Dora the Explorer to Orange is The New Black, television shows have been teaching our generation about different cultures since before the creation of...

FOX News accused of racism towards Asian-Americans

FOX News accused of racism towards Asian-Americans
October 18, 2016

Kate Lewis '18, Staff Writer FOX News recently released a video segment of Jesse Watters on the Bill O’Reilly Show walking around New York City’s Chinatown, asking questions to residents that were...

Racism fueled by terrorism

Racism fueled by terrorism
December 15, 2015

ISIS has struck France, a hotel in Egypt, Bangladesh, and in California. Along with these attacks, citizens tried to retaliate on the situation by harming or even killing, innocent Muslims.   I imagine...

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