Throughout the semester we have discussed media bias in all its many forms. I believe that the events of last week clearly show media bias and the way in which the media chooses to interpret, manipulate, and form the narrative that suits their goals and desires.
I have come across many articles this week that have defamed, insulted, and vilified some of our students in cruel ways. They have taken a movement, which began because of the pain many marginalized identities feel here, and have made it sound like a childish tantrum started by students who just want to behave like a mob. I have been deeply saddened by some of the hurtful and hateful responses made by CMC alumni.
Ultimately, it is our job as bystanders, and as activists to look critically at the media and search for numerous sources to ensure their reliability. Regardless of where you stand, please properly inform yourself and do not stop at the first article you read.