In conjunction with Social Justice Week here at Kenyon, the Kenyon Observer will be running a series of posts continuing discussion related to social justice both on and off-campus. The recent kerfuffle over the Kenyon Collegian‘s article on former student Stephen Zingarelli’s indictment for rape and gross sexual imposition led to a meta-debate over the
Category: Social Justice Week
Abusive labor practices were uncovered at Foxconn, the massive electronics supplier that produces many Apple Computer products, after a recent Fair Labor Association investigation. So why were employees used to working 70 to 80 hours a week angry after Foxconn announced it would limit the work week to 49 hours?
I began organizing “Hoodie Day” just over 24 hours ago. I was frustrated by the apathy and the lack of action or discourse on this campus regarding not just the tragic death of Trayvon Martin, but a series of racially charged incidents in the media in the last few weeks.
In response to the death of Trayvon Martin, some Kenyon students are organizing Wear A Hoodie Day: “As one’s appearance should not determine one’s level of safety, wearing a hooded sweatshirt acknowledges that stereotypes do not represent us, nor the communities with which we identify.” Will you be participating? Tell us!
The A.V. is TKO’s occasional foray into politics via multimedia. On top of being an Academy Award nominated actor and occasional indie rock singer, Ryan Gosling is also quite the political activist. He’s campaigned against slaughterhouse cruelty, supported the clean up after Hurricane Katrina, and is now narrating and producing a new documentary about political apathy amongst
I remember in the aftermath of President Obama’s election in November 2008, many proclaimed that America was post-racial. I disagreed then and now with this assessment: it suggests that the election of a black president amounted to full eradication of racial prejudices in America. In light of recent events, I don’t think one could reasonably