The Chapel Hill Town Council’s vote is an important step toward future-proofing Chapel Hill by making the town less dependent on cars.
Affirmative action should not be about tokenizing people of color for diversity, it should be about creating multifaceted, critical learning spaces. At the same time, race-conscious admissions practices should challenge historically-white and exclusive institutions, like UNC.
It is crucial that people of faith respond to the immigration crisis by offering advocacy and welcome in the face of rising anti-immigrant sentiment. Religious communities find in our scriptures traditions which call us to welcome the stranger, promote hospitality and seek justice.
Self-care is more than spa days and expensive skincare routines. In reality, the definition of self-care is remarkably fluid. It’s whatever you want or need it to be, and it doesn’t have to cost anything at all.
The value that immigrants bring is found in the ideas, traditions and cultures that continually enrich our town and University.
Salaam is so much more than his tale of stolen youth, but his experiences highlight both the overt and subtle forms of criminalization that Black boys and men have no choice but to encounter.
Curation isn’t toxic until it becomes mistaken for reality.
"Do not let pettiness or personal endeavor stop you from using your position for good. Refuse to allow bullies to stop you from doing what is right for the students of this state. The Board of Governors has great power in steering the future of UNC-Chapel Hill. Be bold, be courageous and be just."
Rural health centers suffer from a lack of funds and healthcare professionals, and as a result people who live in rural areas cannot get the prompt medical care they need.
"As a Black man, I personally use the number of Confederate flags displayed as a barometer for my own safety when traveling the American South. The more I see, the sooner I know to get out of Dodge."
"Women are conditioned to believe that microaggressions are an integral part of living as a woman in this world."
A reply to the former opinion editor at the Daily Tar Heel's response to the column about social democracy.
"By keynoting this event, Forest legitimizes those who spout Islamophobia in the public sphere and into the consciousness of radical supporters."
With the search for UNC’s next chancellor now underway, here are some suggestions for whoever is brave enough to take the job.
"Relying on herd immunity is naive, and these unvaccinated children are potentially endangering the lives of others."
"How do we define bisexuality? Does it mean being consistently attracted to all genders, or does it allow for more fluidity? Or does your label change as your preferences do?"
Nighttime safety is something already guaranteed to most men — for women to receive the same luxury shouldn’t be too much to ask.