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Kentucky Kernel

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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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A Palestinian-American Muslim’s perspective of living in Kentucky

Mohammad Ahmad January 23, 2019

With MLK Day having passed and all these racial, social tensions going around following the Covington Catholic incident in Washington, D.C., I thought it might be interesting to share my perspective as...

Pieces of Karyn Olivier work Witness are cut out in preparation for their installation in the Memorial Hall vestibule on UKs campus on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Karyn Olivier was an artist chosen by the UK Memorial Hall art committee to create an artwork that adds context to Anne Rice OHanlons 1934 mural. OHanlons mural depicts a sanitized version of the brutality that existed during the time of slavery and legal segregation. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Once anonymous, now revered: Memorial Hall art adds context to debate of race in art

Rick Childress August 16, 2018

A space once wrought with racial tension now demands reverence for the subjugated.Karyn Olivier, the artist charged with assembling a complimentary art piece for the controversial mural in UK’s Memorial...

Save yourself, punch a Neo-Nazi

January 25, 2017

2017 has been a gloomy year for American liberals so far. It seems as if since Donald Trump was declared president-elect, the sun has left the sky and the happiness has left their hearts. However, on Inauguration...

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