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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Protesters march down the sidewalk during a protest in response to the grand jury decision on the Breonna Taylor case on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Celebrating was never an option: things to keep in mind this February

Kayla Woodson February 5, 2021

Even after a year of protest against racial injustice, it’s important to recognize Black History Month.  I don’t think it would be far off to argue that if we as a country would’ve acknowledged...

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70 years later, we still aren’t fully ‘integrated’

Mohammad Ahmad September 27, 2019

We have a long way to go.The University of Kentucky is not living in a post-racial society. Convincing ourselves that we’re past racism is a lie — a big, blatant lie. As UK celebrates the 70th anniversary...

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The O’Hanlon mural is painful, confusing and complicated

Mohammad Ahmad April 5, 2019

Reminders of pain and suffering. A symbol of oppression. Feeling like an unwanted, second-class student. Tired of thinking that their university doesn’t care about them.  Those are the concerns African-American...

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Greek life at UK encourages racial, financial segregation

August 30, 2018

About 27 percent of University of Kentucky’s full-time undergraduate population participates in Greek life.Perhaps many of these people joined because they wanted to forge bonds of sisterhood and brotherhood...

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