George Floyd's death brought the Black Lives Matter movement back into the media spotlight, along with many new white allies. While it is good that more white people want to fight racism, they need to educate themselves on systemic racism.
With the rate of new coronavirus cases surging in Georgia and the United States, the University System of Georgia needs to determine how much risk it is willing to accept before it would move classes online again.
As the country grapples with its history of racial injustice, it's time for Athens and the University of Georgia to atone for their roles in the tragedy of Linnentown.
From June 29-July 5, Athens-Clarke County saw a 120.2% increase in newly reported COVID-19 cases compared to the previous week.
Amid nationwide outrage over police violence, the extent of police power and policing itself, the Georgia legislature has decided police officers need even more protection.
The University of Georgia needs stronger policies to protect the UGA and Athens communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Georgia's current plans for the fall semester are dangerous and puts members of the UGA community at risk of contracting COVID-19. UGA should instead go to fully online instruction.
Pride needs to return to its radical roots and have a more revolutionary, intersectional perspective.
Though the LGBTQ community has made great strides, we still have work left to do. We must commit to ending racism and discrimination in the Black and LGBTQ communities in America by changing hearts and laws and challenging ourselves to do better.
As the rate of newly reported coronavirus cases is surging in Athens and Georgia, the University System of Georgia is facing criticism for not requiring students, faculty and staff members to wear masks. In addition, the new surge in cases could hurt Georgia's economy.
The Roosevelt Institute discusses policy proposals on criminal justice and health care.
The University System of Georgia is putting students, faculty and staff at risk with its reopening plan.
Terms like "essential" and "front lines" have become common when talking about the coronavirus, but they run the risk of obscuring how the failure of our government to properly prepare contributed to this situation.
Athens and Georgia both saw an increase in their daily number of reported cases last week. In addition, the University of Georgia began Phase One of its reopening plan on June 15.
On June 16 as an editorial board, we reopened our conversation about capitalizing Black — the decision came quickly. We discussed the importance of a capital “B,” as many Black Americans identify as Black racially, ethnically and culturally. Together, we decided this was the best way to respect the Black community in our writing.
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