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Simon: The deception of the melting pot

Simon: The deception of the melting pot

Shawna Simon, Guest Columnist
March 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, Opinion

When I started school, I was taught that America was a melting pot. My teachers emphasized the words on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Emma Lazarus’ words were a promise that I believed in. As the eldest child of immigrants,...

Abayateye: Choosing between unity and prejudice

Abayateye: Choosing between unity and prejudice

October 4, 2016
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The predominant image of civil rights movements today is one of chaos and destruction, one of deep-seated animosity between the different races. But by intent, these movements are to inspire hope in us that together, we can build a better society and justice for everyone. At least that’s what I think...

UT celebrates Native Americans throughout November

UT celebrates Native Americans throughout November

Josie Schreiber, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2014
Filed under Community

The Office of Excellence and Multicultural Student Success (OEMSS) will celebrate the Native Americans by hosting a series of events throughout the month of November in honor of Native American Heritage Month (NAHM). “The goal of hosting Native American Heritage Month is to involve as many students...

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