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BLM is a nationwide movement that needs to stay socially relevant with media attention.

OPINION: Keep BLM in the headlines

LAUREN PETTIT, Evergreen columnist August 25, 2020

The Black Lives Matter protests appeared with a bang in late May after the unjust murder of George Floyd from police brutality. The movement had mass coverage all over the news. It is a strong topic that...

The anti-racist resource guide is available online at WSU Libraries. The guide includes a list of books about race and racism.

WSU librarian compiles list of anti-racist resources

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 22, 2020

A WSU librarian created a resource guide of books to encourage conversation about race and racism. After the murder of George Floyd, there was a lot of self examination, both for individuals and for...

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

OPINION: Students need diversity education

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...

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

‘We’re tired of being silent’

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...

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.

Student organizations react to protests

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...

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

Guest column: From peaceful protest to violent riot

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...

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.

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

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...

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

‘We won’t have that in our community’

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...

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.

Pullman police, city council officials condemn actions of Minneapolis officer

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...

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