Stephanie Rosendorf, a senior at Florida Atlantic University, filed a police report stating that she feels threatened by West's words. "Even if he doesn't physically do anything to us, you never know what kind of people read this and what kind of actions they might take," she says.
We can prevent thousands of future public relations problems by implementing one simple rule: Never name something after a living person.
The debate over Florida Atlantic University's decision to name a football stadium after a notorious private prison company has descended into deception.
Word came out yesterday that Florida Atlantic University had sold the naming rights to its new football stadium to the GEO Group, which is the second largest private prison company in America. It now appears that the GEO Group decided to give its Wikipedia page a facelift.
When I set out with my fellow SJP members to place fake eviction notices on dorm rooms, I felt a sense of duty and accomplishment: an injustice is taking place and we were allowed to spread awareness directly to the FAU community.
I asked myself: Would the president's Buffett rule rhetoric connect as well with the truly oppressed middle class people whose dreams and life savings have been shattered and who now don't worry about paying much in income taxes?
We are taught from birth that the rules are different for us, and the stress from dealing with this double standard can be overwhelming. Coping with racism is a skill that takes years to develop, and when it's all said and done, you've simply morphed yourself into half of what you were before.
Researchers have designed open-air laboratories that are big enough for birds and fish to come in and react to what is going on. They become part of the experiment.