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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 events. But now we have no real cocktail menu. Just a list of our wines and beers,” Rei...

“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 students face extreme racism, including police brutality and segregation. “Dear White People”...

‘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, saying “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” Barr apologized ...

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 to the Cranbury area of the town. The fliers read, “We must secure the existence of our race and...

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 are the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, a civil rights activist who led the way for a movement...

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 with the roar of NFL fans in the stands behind me. Little did I know that these common symbols contain...

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 Netflix. While the effects of being exposed to different cultures and races are proven beneficial, so...

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 considered to be filled with prejudice that caused quite an uproar among viewers.   Wa...

Racism fueled by terrorism

Racism fueled by terrorism

Christopher Andrews, staff writer

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 that terrorists greatly enjoy the racism that has been fueled by recent attacks and is part of thei...

Baltimore protests provoke conflict for Staples alum

Baltimore protests provoke conflict for Staples alum

Isabella Ullman, Feature Editor

May 5, 2015

Riots in Baltimore, Maryland, sparked when 25-year-old Freddie Gray died on April 19, one week after he was arrested by the Baltimore police. On April 12, Gray was allegedly running away from the police for unknown reasons. Officers then took Gray in custody, and when he arrived at the station, Gray...

Racist chant from Oklahoma fraternity exposes college prejudice

Racist chant from Oklahoma fraternity exposes college prejudice

Max Bibicoff, Staff Writer

March 30, 2015

Hailing from a well to do community like Westport, I think it’s safe to say that people here are often disconnected from the burning issues that are taking place across the globe. I often lapse into a state of unconsciousness when it comes to the issue of national racism. Despite the controversy surrounding...

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Violence erupts in Ferguson

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

March 13, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, two officers were shot outside by an unknown shooter the Ferguson Police Department. Both officers are currently in the hospital, and are in “serious” condition according to St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar at a press conference. A 32-year-old officer from Webster Gro...

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