The Rubicon

Infantilization of white supremacists needs to stop

White domestic terrorists (aka school shooters) are dismissed as troubled kids who need better mental health resources, while last summer, a young Black girl was jailed for not completing her homework. Information on the Capitol Hill riots was being circulated weeks prior to the event, being written off as harmless, as not actually dangerous. But it was.
January 19, 2021
Time and time again, America has excused its white supremacist tenants.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] What we have learned from 2020

There are a lot underlying things that 2020 has brought to light. The country is ideologically divided more than ever. A lot of work has to be done.
November 16, 2020
2020 has been a long ride, calling for truth, justice, and unity more than ever.

St. Paul march calls for the protection of black women

Over one-hundred people marched down Grand Ave. carrying signs with different words but the same message. Black women matter.
October 13, 2020
Over 100 people attended the Protect Black Women Rally & March in St. Paul on Oct. 10.

Art festival commemorates death of George Floyd

Artist: Twest 
One of the pieces of artwork displayed at the art festival.
October 3, 2020
From October 1st to October 3rd, there was an art festival on Payne Avenue commemorating George Floyd's death and speaking on other racial injustices.

High school athletes can and should use their voices

As an athlete, no matter what level they play at, their voices can be heard.
September 30, 2020
A team can raise up the voices of the individual members of the team through unity and support.

Student activism takes form online

Gen Z is the first generation to grow up with direct access to social media, which is an activism force on its own.
Finding a balance for activism on social media is important as we grow more accustomed to being online.
September 18, 2020
Finding a balance for activism on social media is important as we grow more accustomed to being online.

Artists paint tribute murals of Floyd, messages for change

Murals are a way for artists to leak out creativity and have it on view for an entire city.Murals are a way for artists to leak out creativity and have it on view for an entire city.
September 18, 2020
Murals bring the Twin Cities to life, especially during one of the most chaotic moments in our state's history, murals encompass what people were feeling.

Use social media to support action, not to perform

Use social media to support action, not to perform
July 3, 2020
Your social media platform should be just the beginning -- not the end -- of your work for social justice.

Governor’s Mansion vigils define much of summer

STANDING UP, SPEAKING OUT. Black Lives Matter supporters gathered around the Govenor’s mansion on July 17 2016 as a demonstration in response to Philando Castile’s death by a police officer.
Crowds at the Governor’s Mansion highlight race issues close to home after Philando Castile's death
September 30, 2016
The shooting of St. Paul resident Philando Castille prompted families, friends and protestors to gather at Governor Mark Dayton's house in protest of the 32-year-old's death to support the Black Lives Matter movement across America.

White Privilege II encapsulates discrepancies in activism

February 20, 2016
The song was released on Jan. 22 and published on YouTube on Jan. 21.
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