Last Friday morning, I sat in a room of my non-one percenter peers and attempted to decipher what, exactly, was being said to me about the debt I took on as part of the ever-rising cost of a Duke education.
A recent piece by the editorial board attempts to navigate the crowded field of 2020 Democratic candidates in a wandering diatribe that feels more bitter towards democratic voters interested in securing victories than substantive in insights.
As 59 Resident Assistants, we write to urge that residential housekeeping staff return to their original schedules.
Amidst this digital beauty patient that has become the race to be Ms. Democratic Candidate 2020, we should look beyond the metaphorical bathing suits and hackneyed “world peace!” responses among the many generic candidates in a crowded field.
Every morning, as I rush out for my 8:30 class, I’m greeted by Tim and Martha, the housekeepers for my dorm.
I ask because since September of last year, Duke’s residential housekeeping staff have been required to work weekends.
The reality is that white supremacists aren’t as far removed as we’d like to believe. The individuals that attended that mosque were stripped of their futures and ripped from their families; these tragedies will continue to happen unless we confront the ideological roots wherever they are.Thoughts and prayers are no longer enough. We have the right to feel grief and heartbreak, but we also have a moral obligation to defeat white supremacy.