Tag Archives: Civil Rights

Study: TV news portrays Black Americans more fairly

By Taylor Pomasl Recent research shows that the news media portrayal of Black Americans is making strides to becoming less biased. As issues of race gained national attention during the 1990s, “many social scientists and communication scholars sought to study … Continue reading

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Misogyny in Media: Reporting on Female Politicians

By Kessa Albright “She scares me. I cross my legs every time she talks,” Tucker Carlson, MSNBC political correspondent, infamously said on his show Tucker July 16, 2007. Political leanings aside, anyone can agree that media coverage of Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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Former civil rights activist calls audience members to action

By Lara Bockenstedt A former civil rights activist called audience members to action at UW-Eau Claire through personal stories and shared insight. “We’ve come a long way. There’s still a long, long way to go,” activist Joanne Bland said. Some … Continue reading

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Civil rights activist encourages community to take action

By Leland Orfield Joanne Bland, a civil rights activist who has been involved in the movement since the 1960s, spoke to an audience at Schofield Auditorium on Monday Oct. 12 about her experiences with activism and about the importance of … Continue reading

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Civil rights activist shares her story and calls students to action

By Kim North “Violence has no place in this world,” said Joanne Bland while discussing the violence she witnessed during Bloody Sunday and the violence happening to people in America today. Bland gave her speech  at the University of Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Selma, Ala., close to home for one civil rights activist

By Justin Dade A participant in the Selma marches of 1965 has belief in the current generation to spark change after speaking of her involvement in the voting rights movement in her speech at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. “When … Continue reading

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A civil rights activist called students to action during a lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Monday night.

By Nick Schauer “Movements for social change are like jigsaw puzzles,” Bland said “Everybody represents a piece. Without your piece, the change puzzle would not be complete” Co-founder and former Director of the National Voting Rights Museum & Institute, Joanne … Continue reading

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Former child foot soldier teaches by telling her story

By Kristin McLeod a civil rights activist and former child foot soldier delivered a call to action speech on modern civil rights for students and faculty of UW-Eau Claire as well as members of the Eau Claire community on Monday. … Continue reading

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