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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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AFA 4225 Blacks in Florida: A disagreement is not a controversy

Before I left home for work on Monday, I received an email about an essay in The Independent Florida Alligator titled “UF African American Studies course title sparks controversy among students.” When I read the headline, I was surprised about the title, because when I agreed to the interview, I thought the article was going to highlight the goals and objectives of the AFA 4225 Blacks in Florida course. The Alligator has a right to publish essays on any topics, but this essay examines how the “Blacks in Florida” title reflects its historical context and why it's not a controversial title.

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Letter To the Editor on University Avenue Safety

I knew there was nothing I could do to help or prevent the car from coming, but I saw the whole thing happen. In that moment, the only thought on my mind was my sorority sister, Maggie, and if one little thing was different, that even could’ve been me who was hit. It could have been any of us, and it could have been prevented.


Letter to The Editor: Citizenship is degraded by partisanship

Although I was born in India, growing up in the U.S. has instilled in me how important it is to be civically engaged. I saw the constantly changing political climate in America, and I watched as the leaders of our country made decisions for the future of our nation. And yet, for 12 years, I was unable to participate in selecting our leaders because I was not a U.S. citizen.


Letter to the Editor: Be heard through elections

Returning from winter break, I am sure that many other students can sympathize with my struggle to avoid arguments over politics at family gatherings. My experiences have led me to this: Imagine if only people who voted were allowed to start arguments over the holiday dinner table?


Letter to the Editor: Inaccurate Reporting by Alligator Plays Down Rising Anti-Semitism on Campus

Editor's Note: This letter includes details of a statement made by IDF reserve member Yoni Michanie in which he said that protesters referred to him as a Nazi while he was speaking at UF. Recent reporting by The Alligator includes first-hand testimony from students, a UF professor and videos of the protest that do not corroborate Michanie's claim of paper signs referring to him as such. The author of this letter did not attend the event.

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