OPINION


A number of instances of white people donning blackface have surfaced or resurfaced in the past few weeks. We need to talk about it.
A number of instances of white people donning blackface have surfaced or resurfaced in the past few weeks. We need to talk about it.

2/13/2019, 6:24pm

EDITORIAL | Blackface: It was racist then, and it’s racist now

Remnants of our violent, racist past linger with us today. They are not gone. The racism of today is generally more subtle. It is words spoken behind closed doors, sentences prefaced with, “I have a black friend” or “I am not racist, but,” and through empty apologies and denial.  


2/1/2019, 9:00am

EDITORIAL | Students deserve timely AU Alerts

Auburn University’s Campus Safety and Security office did not send an AU Alert or a public safety notice after the police chased Mitchell Lee Stewart across campus, alarming students. This silence opened the door for rumors to swirl around campus and persist with fervor until the campus safety office finally made a statement, via an email hours later, insisting that there was no threat on campus.