July 1, 2017 — By Sophia June, Willamette Week. A coalition of seven local groups making up the Ethnic Studies Coalition—have made crucial gains this week, ensuring K-12 ethnic-studies curriculum is required for students, not only the whitest large city in the country, but for students in the entire state.Read the full story in Willamette Week.
March 1, 2017 — Dr. Laura Pulido, a professor of ethnic studies and geography who joined the UO last year, has spent more than two decades examining why people live where they live and, as a result, what environmental hazards they face. Pulido argued that geographers were overlooking ways that discrimination had permeated urban development in the United States for 150 years.
November 17, 2016 — By Max Thornberry, Daily Emerald.On Nov. 11, Black student group leaders spoke to hundreds of students and community members at the EMU amphitheater, addressing the climate around race on campus. It’s been a year since the Black Student Task Force issued 12 demands to UO administration in the hopes of creating a safer and more inclusive university.Read the full story in the Daily Emerald.
January 19, 2016 — By Miles Trinidad, Daily Emerald. Fahma Mohammed lived in Happy Valley, Oregon, where she was one of only 20 black students and five Muslim students at a high school of over 3,000. Her first term at the University of Oregon was a culture shock, but not for the reason one would expect.Read the full story in the Daily Emerald.
November 20, 2015 — By Miles Trinidad, Daily Emerald. The Black Student Task Force released a list of demands to the University of Oregon administration Nov. 17 aiming to address on campus racial issues.The task force is comprised of the UO Black Women of Achievement and the Black Student Union.Read the full story in the Daily Emerald.