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Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Viewpoints

Viewpoint: No place for torture

BY TYLER CHARBONEAU

Once everyone is educated about the true nature and violations torture carries with it —and this is true at every level of society — then the world will advance down a path of upheld rights, leaving such heinous aspects of past society suspended in memory.

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Viewpoint: Je suis Nigeria

BY MATTHEW JACKONEN

I thought I had learned one thing: Black lives matter. Or is it just that American Black lives matter?

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Viewpoint: Ban solitary confinement

BY KIRK ACHARYA

While solitary confinement may work as a means of prisoner protection, its overuse has become a mentally damaging form of torture in the U.S. prison system.

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Viewpoint: Heresy of Harbaugh

BY DAVID MOOSMAN

It’s hard to tell if we’ll have a winning team next year, but you can be sure it’ll be brimming with tough men, intelligent men, Michigan Men.

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Viewpoint: Why it's hard for white people to talk about race

BY SANDER BREGMAN

Make a choice of where you stand in this fight. If you don’t choose, you have no right to complain when you get caught in the crossfire.

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Queer in Action: Fear and uncertainty

BY RYAN FREELAND

I am proud to commit to pursuing whatever I want in life without my one identity being a drawback.

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Michigan in Color: The danger in denying racism

BY MARGARET DECKER

Until we change our culture, until we stop perpetuating stereotypes through the media, until we reject internalized racism, nothing will change. Until we can label our biases as what they really are, until we can name racism, there will be another Aura Rosser, another Tamir Rice, another Michael Brown.

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