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The Subtleties Of Racism: Understanding Racial Microaggressions

After the murder of George Floyd, a flood of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement sparked a racial reckoning. All across the country, people have come to terms with the racism that pervades their home, school, workplace and social circles. While it’s easy to point out blatant exam...

After the murder of George Floyd, a flood of support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement sparked a racial reckoning. All...

Get Out The Black Vote.

Xenophobic headlines diminishing Black suffrage are circulating inaccurate messages to Black Americans. Such discrimination has prompted the University of Miami’s National Pan-Hellenic Council to work toward undoing minority voter suppression as the nation enters election season. In ...

Xenophobic headlines diminishing Black suffrage are circulating inaccurate messages to Black Americans. Such discrimina...

UMPD Chief David Rivero: “Reforms Are Needed To Protect The Public From Rogue Cops”

For more than four decades, David A. Rivero has lived the motto to protect and serve communities in south Florida. As a longtime police officer with the city of Miami and now the police chief of the University of Miami Police Department, Rivero has witnessed protests and riots, allegation...

For more than four decades, David A. Rivero has lived the motto to protect and serve communities in south Florida. As a...

Driven By Perseverance: UM’s Student-Led Black Greek Committee

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior and National Pan-Hellenic Council President Marckell Williams chatted with Distraction about UM's compelling, premier Black Greek association. Today, the council's 43 repre...

While en route to the largest public anti-racism demonstration in the nation’s capital, University of Miami senior an...

Understanding Juneteenth: America’s Undervalued Holiday Of Black Freedom

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is celebrated as the birth of our nation and the day of its official independence from Great Britain. However, according to the Constitution, freedom did not apply to all. The property of African slaves was widely accepted by those in power, fueling ...

For most Americans, the Fourth of July is celebrated as the birth of our nation and the day of its official independenc...