The Minnesota Daily

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...

Letter to the Editor: The importance of recognizing global poverty in light of the COVID-19 crisis

Letter to the Editor: The importance of recognizing global poverty in light of the COVID-19 crisis

Letter to the Editor

June 27, 2020

The events that have occurred throughout the past few months have exposed flaws within the U.S. system of governance as we have never seen before. These hardships polarized and highlighted our leaders who are pushing for a better tomorrow – as well as those who are not. In the midst of the CO...

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...

Wilson: Not without our sisters

Wilson: Not without our sisters

Ariana Wilson

June 26, 2020

Say her name.  Oluwatoyin Salau. Janet Wilson. Breonna Taylor. Sandra Bland. Tanisha Anderson. Dominique "Rem’mie" Fells. Riah Milton. Dominique Clayton. Michelle Cusseaux. Mya Hall. Rekia Boyd. Yvette Smith. Pamela Turner. Atatiana Jefferson. Miriam Carey.  In the wake of George Floyd’s...

Letter to the Editor: What We Mean By Defund UMPD: Investing in Prevention, Not Punishment

Letter to the Editor: What We Mean By Defund UMPD: Investing in Prevention, Not Punishment

Letter to the Editor

June 24, 2020

In the summer of 2018, I experienced a case of harassment on campus. Another student imposed a threat to me, themselves and others. Although I had only known the student for a week, it was made clear to me that they had a poor relationship with a large student group and were seeking revenge. Because I ...

Skoog: It can happen anywhere. It can start in Minneapolis.

Skoog: It can happen anywhere. It can start in Minneapolis.

Caroline Skoog

June 22, 2020

Of all the gripping photos to come out of the Twin Cities these past few weeks, the sites of mutual aid present the most unforgettable imagery. I’ve seen fires before; I have never experienced community like this. On the hottest days of the year, volunteers sweat clean through their t-shirts while th...

Letter from the Editors: After George Floyd, a letter of support for University communities

Letter from the Editors: After George Floyd, a letter of support for University communities

Tiffany Bui and Dylan Miettinen

June 22, 2020

To the University of Minnesota community, There is no easy way to open this letter. Now is a time of grief, heartbreak and outrage, and sometimes words fail to wholly capture the essence of the time. But, as the legacy newspaper that serves the University community, our job is to put pen to paper and...

Letter to the Editor: With All Deliberate Speed

Letter to the Editor: With All Deliberate Speed

Letter to the Editor

June 20, 2020

White guilt, from central Minneapolis to both coasts, serves as convenient cover. The high-minded statements that come out of Minnesota’s law schools, for example, are part of a big con, pervasive in other states and departments. Our academics pontificate about white privilege, systemic racism, police br...

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...