The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: Students need diversity education

More diversity education would help make students more aware of race issues in modern life.

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

The death of George Floyd has sparked a nationwide conversation about the state of our nation, especially in regards to racial issues and discrimination. More and more people are realizing that problems with racism stem from a lack of education. Many Americans are just not educated enough on other...

‘We’re tired of being silent’

Demonstrators kneel for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which was how long former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pinned down George Floyd's neck.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen news editor

June 5, 2020

Editor's note: Some sources asked to go under a pseudonym to protect themselves from retaliation.  A crowd repeated the phrase, “I can’t breathe,” after the name of each Black person killed by police was read out into a microphone. The second after each name was read — before the crowd respo...

Student organizations react to protests

WSU Black Student Union and the African Diaspora Association have used social media to promote educating oneself about racial issues as protests emerge in the nation.

ZACH GOFF, Evergreen reporter

June 5, 2020

As protesters filled the streets of many major cities this week, some WSU student organizations used social media as a platform to push for social change. “Eight minutes and 46 seconds. That was how long it took for ex-officer, Derek Chauvin, to kneel on George Floyd’s neck and murder him," said...

Guest column: From peaceful protest to violent riot

A protester holds a sign with the names of Black victims of police violence.

GRACE ARNIS, Guest columnist

June 3, 2020

I was one of about 3,500 protesters who walked from Riverfront Park to the Spokane County Courthouse in an organized protest Sunday. The march that started at 2 p.m. was peaceful. It involved many people with amazing signs and chants, most notably being, “No justice, no peace, no racist, police.” Almost...

‘I shouldn’t have to put it on a sign for people to know that I’m worthy of life’

Community members met Sunday evening at the Gladish Community & Cultural Center to protest the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis.

JAYCE CARRAL and ANGELICA RELENTE

May 31, 2020

A demonstrator waved a pole with the American flag hung upside-down. People waved posters that read “I can’t breathe” and “A riot is the language of the unheard” in the air. About 100 demonstrators marched through downtown Pullman on Sunday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter mov...

‘We won’t have that in our community’

Pullman community members protest the death of George Floyd on Saturday evening at Cougar Plaza.

SYDNEY BROWN and LUKE HUDSON

May 30, 2020

Pouring rain and strikes of lightning did not deter protesters from Cougar Plaza during an anti-police-violence demonstration organized by local activists Saturday evening.  Several Pullman residents across all age groups appeared on the sidewalk of Cougar Plaza for the demonstration. Signs, dampened...

Pullman police, city council officials condemn actions of Minneapolis officer

Chief of Police Gary Jenkins said a commander reads use-of-force reports and look at footage from body cameras to make sure the force was necessary and within policy.

ALANA LACKNER, Evergreen reporter

May 30, 2020

The Pullman Police Department condemned the actions of a police officer in Minneapolis who killed 46-year-old George Floyd, as well as the officers who were complicit with the murder.  Chief of Police Gary Jenkins said he believes there is no place in the force for people like Derek Chauvin, the offi...

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