Student organization holds discussion on the “n-word”

first_imgChris Garcia Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Attendees watch videos depicting the N-Word in pop culture. Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Facebook printAlmost 30 people gathered in Rees-Jones Hall last week to discuss the use of the “n-word” in today’s society.Hosted by the student organization E.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y, the event started with officers for the organization showing YouTube videos. These videos showed the rise of the word in pop culture and its origin in history.After the videos, a question and answer session was held with Jean Marie Brown, a TCU journalism instructor, and Lisa Barnett, a TCU faculty member.Nia Brookins, vice president of E.Q.U.A.L.I.T.Y, asked the two a series of questions. The discussion covered the use of the word as a class issue, the historical context behind it and if the word itself is a part of modern culture.After the panel, attendees were placed into two groups to have more personal discussions.Each group was asked questions ranging from “Why do use the word?” to “What situations, if any, is it appropriate for?”The group discussion also covered the use of other derogatory terms in today’s society and included personal reflections by members of the groups.Morgan Gunn, a first-year business major, said she felt the discussion spurred a lot of progress.“We never really get a chance to talk about the n-word in general and the uses of it,” Gunn said. “I feel like everyone here kind of got a clear meaning of what it means to other people, what it means to them personally and if they need to change how they’re doing things.”Sam Luke, a first-year psychology major, said listening to the perspectives of others is the key to change.“Growing up, I always saw my viewpoint because I didn’t really know what it was like outside of east Arlington,” Luke said. “So seeing their viewpoint of ‘it’s ok if one person says it, but not another,’ helped.” Facebook ReddIt Chris Garcia is a senior film and journalism double major from Midland, Texas. When he’s not working on student media’s newest podcasts, he can be found watching the latest releases at the closest theater. Twitter TCU VGP Video Finale (Ep. 25 – Call of Duty WWII, Cluster Trucks and more) TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer TCU VGP (Ep. 24 – Battlefront Details, Telltale’s Guardians and more) ReddIt TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Twitter Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/ Linkedin + posts Linkedin Previous articleRobert Carr Chapel holds Ash Wednesday serviceNext articlePhotos: Robert Carr Chapel holds Ash Wednesday services Chris Garcia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sizzle Reel (Ep. 23 – Star Wars Celebration, DC Rumors and more) Sizzle Reel Finale (Ep. 24 – Teen Titans, Star Trek: Discovery and more) Chris Garciahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/chris-garcia/last_img read more

Limerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in Australia

first_imgShannon Chamber welcomes announcement that drive-thru Covid-19 testing centre to open at Shannon Airport TAGSCoronavirushealthcareIrelandLimerick City and Countypoliticstravel Advertisement Print NewsPoliticsVideoLimerick TD says Government must act to repatriate Irish in AustraliaBy Cian Reinhardt – March 25, 2020 152 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email Previous articleShannon Chamber to host its first-ever virtual networking seminarNext articleNew Government Measures, deferral of redundancy entitlements and insurance concerns Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] center_img Linkedin WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Limerick Fianna Fail TD Niall CollinsLIMERICK TD Niall Collins, Fianna Fáil has asked for the government to outline its plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.The Limerick County representative has said he has written to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Foreign Affairs asking them to outline the government’s plan to repatriate Irish people living in Australia.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Deputy Collins called for a repatriation plan after a number of airlines announced that they are to cease flights out of Australia.Commenting on the HSE ‘On Call for Ireland’ appeal, the Fianna Fáil TD said “thankfully it has been overwhelmed with applications from Irish people wanting to come home to work in the health service” to combat the spread of COVID-19.Deputy Collins said, “The applications have come from all over the world, with many Irish people in Australia signing up.“However many healthcare workers, as well as other Irish people wanting to return home, are finding it increasingly difficult to leave Australia as many of the main airlines are ceasing flights out of the country.”He noted he has been made aware of a number of cases involving young people whose visas “are on the brink of running out” and are worried they may not be able to return to Ireland, worrying about their overstaying their visa, and running out of money.He continued, “These people don’t know how to get home.  People who had booked flights have had them cancelled and they are beginning to panic.“I have written to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and to the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney asking them what plan is in place to ensure that these people are repatriated home, and not left stranded in Australia.  I believe we have a duty to these Irish citizens, particularly when so many of them were responding to an initiative to improve the country’s ability to contain COVID 19.  We must ensure that these people can make their way home safely”, concluded Deputy Collins. Annie Lynch is the first person to receive the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in Ireland Infection Control Team in place at University Hospital Limerick following “outbreak” of Covid-19 Limerick pre-school making child’s play of Covid 19last_img read more