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Digital Blackface and Power Dynamics in Memes

Alondra Contreras, Columnist

April 8, 2018

Memes need to be used responsibly and need to adhere to rules people would normally use if it was spoken or written in text. Memes in recent years have become so popular they are even used in class notes to help prove a point. Twitter especially has been the birthplace of many viral means. Like anyt...

P&P Battens Down the Hatches as the White Feminists Approach, Rubbing their Hands Voraciously

Anthony Reale, Line Pusher

February 22, 2018

Power and Privilege faces yet again the onslaught of white feminists as the Symposium’s date approaches.  This problem, a yearly challenge for the planners of P&P, returns yet again in the form of Starbucks-wielding, social media-posting, pussy hat-wearing people.  The strength of white feminis...

Pio Past: Contextualizing the Symposium

Christy Carley and Martina Pansze

February 19, 2018

"Assuming that the seriousness of racial issues can be measured by the publicly visible incidents brought to the attention of our entire community is problematic." -Veronica Willeto, published on Nov. 9, 2006 in the "Let's Talk About Race" Pamphlet distributed at the first Race Relations and Community Sy...

The Purposes of Protesting

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

February 23, 2017

When you are standing in the middle of a crowd of protesters it’s hard not to get the impression that something is being done. Thousands of people chanting in unison “education not deportation” or “this is what democracy looks like” packs the same kind of punch as finishing the first st...

‘Dear White People’ examines the life experiences of black students

James Kennedy

February 12, 2015

"Dear White People," an award-winning entry at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at Whitman as part of the Power and Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 19. The showing is open to all Whitman students as well as Walla Walla community members, and it will start at 8 p.m. in Cordiner Hall...

Thor Rescues Woman Who Should Save Herself

Thor Rescues Woman Who Should Save Herself

Nathan Fisher

November 14, 2013

Think about the formula for some of the most successful movies in recent history: a little humor, maybe a touch of violence and throw in a superpower or two and I'm sold. Add in Marvel's magic and the whole world will line up to see the movie. This past week I donned my Avengers t-shirt and headed do...

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