The Minnesota Daily

Editorial: Know thine enemy

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

July 24, 2020

Our nationally dismal response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has been the cherry on top of the Trump administration's tenure to date. The administration and certain states in the Union have been testing the limits of Murphy's Law with their pandemic responses, or lack thereof. And as we all know, Mu...

Editorial: Voter suppression in the 2020 election

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

July 18, 2020

Like the Americans it disenfranchises, voter suppression has taken many diverse forms throughout our history. From horrifying intimidation tactics prior to the 15th Amendment, to more recent “use it or lose it” laws, voter suppression aims to prevent eligible voters from voting or registering to...

Editorial: For the health of all UMN communities, keep campus empty

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

July 13, 2020

In terms of health, it is in the favor of the entire University of Minnesota community that as few people as possible be on campus before a vaccine to COVID-19 has granted the state herd immunity. In an unvaccinated population, and during a global pandemic, further spread is inevitable. Greater time an...

Editorial: Do not privatize police

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

June 29, 2020

Police in the U.S. must change from the way they are today, but without hawkish vigilance, we risk leaving the door open to something that can be much worse: large-scale privatized policing. If any state or national legislative body makes it so far as to comply with popular demands and restructure the polic...

Editorial: Can white people experience racism? Pt. II

Hailee Schievelbein

Daily Editorial Board

June 26, 2020

This editorial was written as a follow-up to a previous editorial board piece.  "Reverse racism" is what a white person may use to describe a belief that any social or economic gains by Black people somehow undermine the white experience. That by refusing to remain dormant while racial injustice s...

Editorial: Can white people experience racism?

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

June 17, 2020

No.  Seriously, white people cannot experience racism. Reverse racism doesn’t exist.  Here are books to further educate yourself about racism in America. Taking action to self-educate is long overdue, and these books are a great place to start.  Watch films, too. "The Hate U Give," "Selma," "Just Mercy" and "Brian Banks" are free to watc...

Editorial: The University of Minnesota should disband the UMPD

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

June 16, 2020

On May 27, two days after George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis Police Department officers, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel announced via email that she had decided to limit the University's ties with MPD. This decision was necessary in order to send the important message th...

Editorial: The Minnesota Daily stands with protesters after the killing of George Floyd.

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

June 7, 2020

Since George Floyd’s death, the city of Minneapolis has seen over a week of constant protesting. In the first several days, nearly 500 people were arrested, mostly for peacefully protesting after the curfew set in place by Gov. Walz.  There has been a lot of confusion surrounding protesting: how ...

Editorial: Minneapolis is on fire. We need justice and we need it now.

Hailee Schievelbein

The Minnesota Daily Editorial Board

May 30, 2020

On May 25, 46-year-old George Floyd was killed after an encounter with police officers in Minneapolis. Floyd was an African American man who had the Minneapolis Police Department called on him when he allegedly tried to use forged documents at a corner store in Minneapolis. According to the officers, he...