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NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

It’s time to address anti-Black appropriation in Asian activism

It’s time to address anti-Black appropriation in Asian activism

By Srishti Bungle , Contributing Writer March 25, 2021

In response to the tragic shooting at Atlanta on March 16, 2021, media company 88rising posted a neon green-yellow square on Instagram. Captioned, “Enough is enough. Heartbroken with the disgusting and...

The Atlanta shooting requires intersectional analysis

The Atlanta shooting requires intersectional analysis

By Alexandra Chan, Multimedia Editor March 19, 2021

I spent days following the Atlanta shooting scrolling Twitter, cynically observing the shared rage of my community, the official coverage uncritically regurgitating quotes from the gunman and police and...

De Blasios police reform is hollow and insufficient

De Blasio’s police reform is hollow and insufficient

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor March 16, 2021

After a summer swept by protests for racial justice and demonstrations demanding the New York Police Department be defunded and held accountable for its violent racism, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office...

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

Police Can’t Be Trusted With Public Health

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 25, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented public health crisis that is only getting worse in some parts of the country. Some state and local governments have mobilized police forces to curb the...

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Not Enough

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Are Not Enough

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor September 14, 2020

Diversity, equity and inclusion have long been represented in NYU’s policies when it comes to addressing racism at an institutional level. These ideas, however, do not do nearly enough to address systemic...

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

Trump’s WeChat Ban Is Xenophobic

By Ashley Wu, Editor-at-Large September 11, 2020

After the news broke that President Donald Trump was set on banning TikTok in America, the app’s myriad of devoted followers spoke out against the injunction with semi-religious fervor. Proponents of...

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

NYC Public Schools Are Failing English Language Learners

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor April 24, 2020

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City public schools have transitioned to remote learning for the duration of the school year. For many students who are immigrants or the children of immigrants,...

Medical Discrimination Lingers in the Pandemic

Medical Discrimination Lingers in the Pandemic

By Kim Rice, Deputy Copy Chief April 22, 2020

Rather quickly, it has become apparent that as the number of coronavirus cases increases, there are going to be more lives lost than most first thought. With the onslaught of bad news, a harrowing fact...

Stand Against Hindu Fascism

Stand Against Hindu Fascism

By Asha Ramachandran, Deputy Opinion Editor March 9, 2020

My dad is the odd one out in his family. While the rest of the family are devout, fundamentalist Hindus who support Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party, my dad is a staunch atheist...

Don’t Be Racist About the Health Crisis

Don’t Be Racist About the Health Crisis

By Alexandra Chan, Deputy Photo Editor February 3, 2020

News of the novel coronavirus has spread quickly, and as a result, also led to the promotion of racist and xenophobic reactions. Fear of the spread of the virus is understandable, but this crisis does...

Protect Black Girls Before It’s Too Late

Protect Black Girls Before It’s Too Late

By Chinenye Onyeike, Staff Writer November 25, 2019

Samaya Dillard was a seven-year-old black girl from Sacramento. In December of 2013, Dillard’s second-grade teacher dragged her by her chair outside into the cold and made her stay there as punishment...

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

Immigrants Don’t Need to Earn Human Decency

By Asha Ramachandran, Contributing Writer November 25, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority indicated on Nov. 12 that the body is leaning toward shutting down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA, an Obama-era program, allows...