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Minority Report: Watered Down

Minority Report: Watered Down

Benjamin Wilks, Sports Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

I accept that men and women are equals. I understand and respect the hard work and dedication that the strong women in our history have put forth to fight for equality. I compare it to a straight shot of 1800 Silver Tequila: strong and able to knock you on your ass if you’re not careful. Compa...

Minority Report: Ain’t I ashamed

Minority Report: Ain’t I ashamed

Benjamin Wilks, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

I never try to call out my own people for the fact that most in America will beat me to it 10 times out of 10, but I can’t seem to hold in my frustrations on this matter. A convocation titled “Ain’t I a Woman” was held on Tuesday, Feb. 9 in which two African American performers came to La...

The Minority Report: Unprepared

The Minority Report: Unprepared

Benjamin Wilks, Sports Editor

January 28, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

Police brutality isn’t anything new. Police officers have been abusing their authority since day one. It gets pretty easy to do immoral things when the most immoral authority is the government. Also making it easier are the cop apologists that have come forward, fearing for the lives of their dear...

Minority Report: A race for innocence

Minority Report: A race for innocence

Benjamin Wilks, Sports Editor

January 20, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

I never thought race a factor when trying to assess the age of a person, so when I found out that black boys beginning at the age of ten are viewed as being responsible for actions for which their white counterparts would be still viewed as children, I laughed. It sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it, that som...

Minority Report: It’s okay, they’re white.

Minority Report: It’s okay, they’re white.

Benjamin Wilks, Sports Editor

January 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Top Stories

As I live in a country that expects my downfall based on genetic materials over which I have no control and a system meant to restrict my success at any cost, I continue to see a pattern of hypocrisy. The most recent addition to this pattern is the group of 150 armed men who took over the Malheu...

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