“The most disrespected woman in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black woman. The most neglected person in America is the black woman.”
When Beyonce performed at Coachella last week, she included one of the most famous Malcolm X quotes from “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself” in her historic performance. Unlike this well-loved and viral performance, few people know that Malcolm X was a resident of Lansing during his teenage years – in fact, he still has family who live in the Lansing area. MSU assistant professor of history John Aerni-Flessner didn’t know much about Malcolm X’s life in Lansing until he moved here.
Reclaim MSU is an advocacy group of students, faculty, staff and members of the community founded to address issues surrounding the Larry Nassar scandal. I talked with three members of Reclaim MSU to learn about their experience with group and the future of the organization. Katie Paulot is a James Madison College freshman majoring in comparative cultures and politics with dual major in anthropology in the College of Social Science. She is the secretary and social media coordinator for Reclaim MSU. Samuel Klahn is a junior at James Madison College majoring in comparative culture and politics and another major in the College of Arts and Letters.
More than 20 car break-ins have been reported in East Lansing since January, many of them in student housing areas, according to East Lansing police records.
“Over the last month, we’ve experienced a little bit of an increase in larceny from automobiles,” said Lt. Chad Connelly from the East Lansing Police Department.
The majority of these cases have two common dominators, Lt. Connelly said. One of them is that almost all of the vehicles were left unsecured or unlocked, and the most stolen items are electronic devices like laptops, iPads and iPhones. “At this time, we don’t know, there are a couple of potential people of interest, right now we don’t have firm suspects,” Connelly said. Connelly also offered some advice for student car-owners.