Articles tagged: Racism
Hate in sports: dangerous and cyclical
On Oct. 30, 2022, the sports world got another reminder of how sports, at their lowest, can bring out the worst in players, coaches, and especially fans. After falling to... Read more
GUASFCU intern highlights institutional anti-Blackness, calls for change in open letter
Joel Bossous (CAS ’23) is calling for structural and cultural change to Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union.
Georgetown, serve justice for LaHannah now—and restructure your institutions so this does not happen again
The university must develop comprehensive institutional mechanisms to achieve justice for survivors of hate crimes.
“This is what community looks like”: Student activists receive university response to hate crime, ending sit-in
After the fourth consecutive day of the GU Protects Racists sit-in, university administrators publicly responded to the demands of LaHannah Giles on Dec. 8. On Dec. 9, organizers decided to end the sit-in.
#GeorgetownProtectsRacists sit-in demands accountability for hate crime
Students are occupying Healy Hall to demand accountability and justice for LaHannah Giles (COL ’23), the survivor of a racist hate crime on Georgetown Day this year.
Following racist tweets and internal investigation, GULC professor and administrator resigns
Ilya Shapiro resigned from his role at the Georgetown University Law Center after a university investigation into a series of racist tweets.
Protesters call for Nellie’s Sports Bar to close after bar security dragged a Black woman down the stairs
Protesters gathered in front of Nellie’s Sports Bar, calling for the local community to boycott the well-known gay bar after a viral video.
Is it enough? Georgetown’s diversity requirement comes under scrutiny
Representatives from academic councils and student groups have worked to compile research on what a revamped requirement could look like.
Students petition to appeal tenure rejection of Dr. Mubbashir Rizvi
Hundreds of Georgetown students are supporting a petition demanding the university reconsider its tenure rejection of Dr. Mubbashir Rizvi.
Race & Roses–What The Bachelor franchise’s racial controversy has to say about the role of race and representation in the media
ABC’s The Bachelor has long been criticized for its fast-tracked television love stories and, more importantly, its lack of racial diversity. As the first Black Bachelor, Matt James’ role as... Read more
Oklahoma’s Lady Tigers are taking the fight against racism to the court—and their community
Content Warning: This article discusses racism and references racial slurs. They aren’t pro athletes aglow on a field surrounded by cameras. They aren’t NCAA champions or national stars shipping... Read more
Georgetown Law professor terminated after “reprehensible” racist remarks
Adjunct professor Sandra Sellers was terminated on March 11 after a video of her making disparaging remarks about Black students.
What foreign policymakers can learn from racial justice advocates
American foreign policy needs to adopt the same theory of change and progressive ideology as American racial justice activism.
White supremacists attacked Washington. Georgetown must protect its students.
On Jan. 6, while a joint session of Congress gathered to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump breached the Capitol... Read more
Patrick Healy Fellows resign, citing racism and mistreatment in the fellowship
The resignation comes after years of attempted reform, according to fellows.
How affordable housing segregates D.C.
Affordable housing programs have done little to integrate communities, instead propagating racial difference. It's time that changes.
University investigates racist comments by sociology professor
Content warning: This article references offensive statements made by the professor. Four Black students reported Associate Professor Timothy Wickham-Crowley in April 2019 for numerous offensive and discriminatory comments he made... Read more
Social unrest prompts Georgetown’s first Black student-athlete coalition
As a wave of protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue and Georgetown grapples with instances of racism on its own campus, Georgetown Black student-athletes have virtually united through... Read more
Dear PWI: Students use social media to share stories of racism and bias on campus
CW: Racism When Tara Ravishankar (COL ‘22) came across various Instagram accounts telling the stories of marginalized students at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) across the country, she immediately thought of... Read more
Students petition to end legacy admissions at Georgetown
A long-accepted part of the college admissions process, legacy admissions, which prioritizes applicants with familial ties to a school, have come under renewed scrutiny for their prioritization of wealthy, predominately... Read more