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Removal of Jefferson Davis statue not enough to root out historical racism

June 23, 2015

The shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, was not a tragedy. It was an entirely predictable result of a country mired in violence and racism. The political establishment is incapable of grasping this,...

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Support for BDS is support for justice and open dialogue

April 14, 2015

Editor's Note: The Texan received this piece around the same time as Walker Fountain's piece. They are not intended to be read as a point/counterpoint.   In February, Harvard University’s...

Rodney Reed deserves justice

February 13, 2015

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the state’s death toll. It is well-known that Texas has executed hundreds more than any other state, and openly executes the mentally ill. Advocacy groups...

Story of Larry Jackson adds local resonance to Ferguson narrative

December 2, 2014

On July 26, 2013, Larry Eugene Jackson Jr. went to Benchmark Bank on West 35th Street. The Austin Police Department’s then-Detective Charles Kleinert, who was investigating an unrelated robbery that...

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Parking committee suggestions to hike permit rates should not be given green light

November 21, 2014

The Parking Strategies Committee recently announced its report and recommendations for University parking, which include permit rate hikes for at least the next five years. These hikes were solicited in...

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Action against pro-Palestinian professor limits faculty freedom

October 3, 2014

Editor’s Note: Rathi is a student who has been involved in a campaign of UT students, staff and faculty against the implementation of Shared Services, which is part of the “Business Productivity”...

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From Palestine to Ferguson: resistance leads to state violence

August 22, 2014

It has been a difficult month for the victims of state violence, as well as their families, friends, and those in solidarity. The month-long Israeli assault on Gaza involved a litany of war crimes, including...

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Imperialism by liberals: Iraq and Gaza

July 28, 2014

The Daily Texan recently published a piece by fellow UT student Dolph Briscoe IV which argued that the U.S. must “avoid becoming trapped in another dangerous war in the Middle East.”...

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Arizona State University agreement with Starbucks contributes to higher education privatization

July 14, 2014

On June 15, Starbucks announced its College Achievement Plan in partnership with Arizona State University. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and many news headlines, including the company’s website, lauded...

Online education programs are not worth the money they save

October 3, 2013

As a computer science major, I am aware of the ever-increasing and potentially beneficial impact of technological innovation on society. Take education – students have access to a staggering amount...