The Daily Eastern News

Don’t ‘cancel’ people; hold them accountable, demand change

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer

July 3, 2020

Just because people have done wrong and are held accountable for their actions does not mean they should be stripped of the opportunity to learn from their mistakes and do better. Instead of promoting a toxic, ominous "Cancel Culture,"  we need to demand change and uphold our standards as consumers...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eastern’s senates condemn white supremacy posters

Student, staff and faculty senates

February 28, 2020

This letter was submitted by the staff, student and faculty senates of Eastern. “The Student, Staff and Faculty Senates of Eastern Illinois University condemn those attempting to propagate hate, and racial and religious disharmony at EIU, and to incite violence and mistrust in the name of white sup...

Eastern responds to hate messages

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 21, 2020

White power propaganda and rocks in bags were found around campus Wednesday and many student leaders on campus spoke out against the actions of the person or people who left the bags.  Most fliers had the message “White Power, Get Some!” printed on it along with a swastika.  Many of the st...

White Power posters found at Eastern

Staff Report

February 20, 2020

Plastic bags containing rocks and posters that read “White Power, Get Some!” with images of swastikas were found littered across campus Wednesday where they were left lying for students and staff to find. A large number of the bags were found near Eastern’s Greek Court. Police told one of the...

Keep hate messages off campus

Staff Editorial

February 20, 2020

Plastic bags filled with a rock and a poster decorated with a swastika that reads “White Power. Get Some!” were left around Eastern’s campus on Wednesday, a majority of which were found in Eastern’s Greek Court. To whomever left these hateful messages around our campus, we at The Daily Eastern...

‘Different’ people are still people

Zoë Donovan, Columnist

February 13, 2020

How is that we as a society and culture have come to classify groups of people who simply want to exist and enjoy the same liberties and freedoms as everyone else, and hate groups who believe that people that they see as “other” should be seen as lesser, are ranked at the same level of “radica...

1619 Exhibit, Race Card Project kick off ‘400th’

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 3, 2019

Two events were held to kick off a series of events with the purpose of looking in depth at race in the past, present and future in American society. The event falls on the 400th anniversary of the first Africans being brought the what is now the U.S. The first event of the day was held in Booth...

Ariel is not real; leave her alone

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 9, 2019

Race is a subject that should not be thrown around willy-nilly; it is a delicate subject with real, powerful meaning. Even me and my fellow student journalists here at Eastern are taught to not mention race unless it is pertinent to the story. So I want to apply this logic to the “Little Mermaid”...

Editorials exist for us to read, react and act

February 21, 2019

There is no shred of doubt that the editorial that Goodloe Sutton published in his the Democrat-Reporter on Feb. 14 promotes a demonstrably false, morally irresponsible agenda that hurts minorities and political figures who were unjustly targeted. On Feb. 14, Sutton published the editorial called “Klan ...

Eastern responds to racial slur written on Doudna’s Stairwell

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 25, 2018

After a racist slur was written in a stairwell of the Doudna Fine Arts Center, Kiara Reed, a freshman political science major, took to social media to call out racism on campus. She said when her friend showed her the picture he had taken of the N-word, which was written in the stairwell in big,...

Column: Symbols of hate should be removed

Chris Picazo, Staff Reporter

June 22, 2015

Tragedy struck Charleston, S.C. when a shooting took place that left nine people dead Wednesday evening in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The act of terror came out of nowhere from the shooter who allegedly spent an hour praying with victims before he attacked. The suspect, Dylann...

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