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Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” As the amendment that ended sl...

Retaliation Against Systematic Oppression of White Males

Clara Wheeler, staff writer

May 5, 2016

Whitman is known for its active student body, but one group especially feels that it has not received the recognition it deserves. The Whitman White Male Club will be hosting an all day protest next Tuesday. “We feel like recognition of the struggles that white men go through is underrepresented here at ...

Non-Discrimination Policies Empower Students of Color

Sayda Morales

May 2, 2013

Since first learning about affirmative action in high school, I have often asked white college students if they approve of affirmative action. The most common response I have received is an ambiguous answer: The students usually support the idea of affirmative action but not the way it is practiced. I...

LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11, 2012

This column was written by Walla Walla community member Jade Poncy. For a small isolated town, Walla Walla has a surprising number of clubs and programs for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer community. Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla High School all have clubs working ...

Society needs to care

Heather Nichols-Haining

April 29, 2010

If you raise the standards of living for select communities, you will raise the standard of living for everyone. As an ardent supporter of increasing public spending to pull more people out of poverty, I believe this rhetoric as much as anyone. While I was being trained to talk about my research con...

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