Race

Race, Politics and Religion: How Do We Get To A Jonah Moment?

Oct 6, 2017
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The concept of race, religion and politics have been making the news. But it was the incident in Charlottesville that brought the issue to light yet again, leading people to speak out. A descendant of Gen. Robert E Lee, Pastor Robert Lee IV spoke out at this year's MTV Video Music Awards denouncing racism and white supremacy.

Last summer, Jacky Alciné learned just how biased computers can be. Alciné, who is African-American, took a bunch of pictures with friends at a concert. Later he loaded them into Google Photos, which stores and automatically organizes images.

Google's software is able to group together pictures of a particular friend, or pictures of dogs, cats, etc. But when it labeled a picture of one of Alciné's friends, who is also African-American, it left him speechless.

It’s the holiday season, and like many of you, we’re taking stock.  

Taking stock of what we accomplished with this We Live Here project; the stories and topics we’ve covered; and where we hope to go in the future.   

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Protests by African-American students at the University of Missouri sparked a trend of student led protests pressuring universities into difficult conversations on race and diversity, while ultimately breaking the barrier of disconnect between the administration and the students.

 

However, this was nothing new for the students at Southeast Missouri State University who recently held their own protest in support of the students at MU. But this protest came with a twist. The president protested, too.