The Saint Mary’s Justice Education program hosted a panel of students who discussed the importance of recognizing diversity in our everyday lives and the media as part of the Justice Friday series. The conversation was led by seniors Taylr Davis and Courtney Lamar, junior Caylin McCallick and sophomore Alex Shambery. Lamar explained there are a lot of aspects that makeup the concept of diversity. “Diversity includes all aspects [of a person] whether that’s race, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual preference, et cetera.” When asked about the validity of the term “colorblind,” Davis said that concept can be misconstrued to promote hatred.“I truly believe that if you teach people that seeing others is not about the color of your skin then yes, people can use the idea of being ‘colorblind,’” Davis said. “However, many people use it as a crutch … They use it to say, ‘Oh, I don’t see color’ but then they go off and do something racist so I feel like it doesn’t have an equal proponent.”Lamar said in order to progress as a community, the recognition of diversity is a necessity. “You have to acknowledge that someone is different than you to move forward. To get all the best perspectives, you have to acknowledge diversity and that you come from different backgrounds and have different experiences.” Shambery noted how important it is to see people as who they are, rather than labeling them by the color of their skin.“Yes, I‘m black, but just because I’m black no one should assume they know me, what I stand for or what I’ve been through just by looking at my skin tone,” She said. “I think that’s something that’s very important to think about when we talk about whether or not we believe in the idea of being colorblind.” Shambery explained how valuable having a diverse group of friends can be.“It’s amazing; it’s one of the best things in the world having best friends who are [different than] me,” she said. “I can’t imagine having only friends who are exactly like me, who come from the exact same background as me and like the exact same things that I do. That would be extremely boring and how can you grow when people are exactly like you?” McCallick said people benefit from both their personal and professional lives by engaging with diverse groups of people.“Groups that are diverse [explore] more avenues because people are coming from all these different intersections in their lives and are seeing things from different perspectives, which allows a group to solve more problems and think more creatively.”The panel also focused on the influence media has in perpetuating white culture as the norm. “I don’t watch TV often, but when I do I’m constantly appalled by the abundance of all white commercials,” Shambery said.“ I rarely see people of color. I rarely see interracial couples. I rarely see queer couples. I rarely see Muslims or Jews or disabled people. I rarely see commercials of poor black kids in America. I rarely see reports of Hispanic, of Black kids going missing.”Lamar also commented on how important it is to normalize diversity in the media“Seeing underrepresented people in the media shouldn’t be shocking … movies shouldn’t focus on stereotypical struggles of [black people], that creates a stigma about it.”Lamar said there is hope for the future and she has already seen some positive examples of diversity in modern media.“I see good influences with the Buzzfeed and Facebook videos and their incorporation of different types of people into their videos,” she said. “These videos relate to our generation, are very popular and can influence our generation into becoming more diverse and open.” The Justice Friday series takes place every Friday from 12:10-12:50 p.m. in the Student Center.Tags: colorblind, Diversity, Justice Friday
WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerAs they say, defense wins championships. It’s not totally true in fantasy football, but you also don’t want to start the incorrect D/ST. The streams are light this week, but ideally we have three suggestions who can come through for you.Last week, we were mostly right about Kareem Hunt, at least for PPR owners. He played a huge role in the Cleveland passing game and should be a vital part of that offense going forward. Ronald Jones also had a solid game, although it was surprising that it came through the air, and Joe Mixon got a heavy workload despite trailing all game. Week 10 was also when we said Kyler Murray was “due” on the road, and oh boy, was he ever. On the bad side, Zach Pascal disappointed, but we redeemed ourself with a solid volume day from Gerald Everett.Just a reminder before you get into it: Sleepers aren’t automatic starts. In a lot of ways, we hope you have two better options than someone like Ballage. But give these guys more consideration when you set your lineups this week than you may have been planning on.To see our Week 11 busts, click here.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 11 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 11 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsKalen Ballage, Dolphins vs. Bills (Billy Heyen). I accidentally nearly put Ballage down as my bust running back for this week, too. That’s the type of player he is. But if he can get 20 or more touches again against a defense in the lower half of the league against running backs, he should find his way to some decent fantasy numbers via that volume.James White, Patriots @ Eagles (Vinnie Iyer). When New England’s actual running game gets shut down, White should be seeing a lot of short passes come his way as an extension of the running game.Brian Hill, Falcons @ Panthers (Matt Lutovsky). The Panthers have been torn apart by running backs over the past five games, allowing 11 rushing scores and two receiving touchdowns. Hill received virtually all the Falcons backfield work after Devonta Freeman (foot) exited last week, and he’ll likely receive a similar workload this week.WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPWeek 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksNick Foles, Jaguars @ Colts (Heyen). Foles returns to a matchup with a middling pass defense. Dede Westbrook (shoulder) should be healthy after the bye, and DJ Chark will still do his thing. Foles should probably have a rock solid floor in Week 11. Sam Darnold, Jets @ Redskins (Iyer). Washington is weak in the secondary, so Darnold can be streamed if you need him as a fill-in for Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers.Derek Carr, Raiders vs. Bengals (Lutovsky). Carr has clearly burned a lot of fantasy owners because he remained sub-50-percent owned in Yahoo leagues entering Week 10 despite averaging 289 passing yards and 2.3 touchdowns in his previous three games. He didn’t do much last Thursday (218 yards, TD), so perhaps the cold shoulder was justified, but a matchup this week against a Bengals defense allowing the third-most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to QBs will make him worth starting. MORE WEEK 11 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderWeek 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversTre’Quan Smith, Saints @ Buccaneers (Heyen). Smith looked to surpass Ted Ginn Jr. as the Saints’ No. 2 WR a week ago, and now he gets a matchup with the defense allowing the most fantasy points to WRs in 2019. ( Update: Fuller has been ruled out for Week 11, making Kenny Stills a viable sleeper this week.Auden Tate, Bengals @ Raiders (Lutovsky). Tate basically disappeared in the second half last week, but he played every snap and had a respectable six targets for the game. With A.J. Green (ankle) still hobbled and Tyler Boyd also banged up, Tate could be Cincinnati’s top target against an Oakland defense allowing the third-most standard FPPG to WRs. MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSWeek 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsTyler Eifert, Bengals @ Raiders (Heyen). The Raiders have allowed the third-most FPPG to tight ends in 2019, and Eifert caught a touchdown from Ryan Finley in the rookie’s first start. Maybe the rookie QB will continue trusting his tight end as the narrative often suggests.Jack Doyle, Colts vs. Jaguars (Iyier). They need him to produce badly with their wideouts hurting, and this matchup calls for that in the passing game.T.J. Hockenson, Lions vs. Cowboys (Lutovsky). Hockenson hasn’t done much since Week 1, but he has 13 targets over the past two games. Jeff Driskel targeted him six times last week, and this week he faces a Cowboys defense allowing the fourth-most standard FPPG to TEs. Fantasy football season is getting into crunchtime. In most leagues, Week 11 means you have three weeks left to solidify your playoff position, sneak into a final playoff spot, or collapse and fall out of relevancy. We wouldn’t want you to do that without the best sleeper picks to save your season. So, yeah, that Brian Hill guy you’d never heard of until last week — he’ll factor heavily into start ’em, sit ’em decisions. Things change quickly in the NFL, and our sleeper picks reflect that.Some weeks our sleepers are on the border of being pretty straightforward starts, but not this week. Sure, Hill is pretty obvious with Devonta Freeman out, but he was a relative unknown a week ago. Auden Tate and Tre’Quan Smith have been passed over by fantasy owners time and time again this season. Tyler Eifert and Jack Doyle are basically the definition of old, slow, unexciting tight ends. And maybe they aren’t automatic starts, but they certainly deserve more consideration than you were likely to give them. Week 11 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesDallas Cowboys @ Lions (Heyen). Jeff Driskel (assuming he starts) isn’t scaring anyone. Fire up the Dallas defense in a matchup that should be full of sacks and turnovers.Oakland Raiders vs. Bengals (Iyer). They rolled in prime time against the Chargers last week and will keep it going in the Black Hole against another turnover-prone NC State QB.New York Jets @ Redskins (Lutovsky). Washington has scored 18 points over the past three games…total. Dwayne Haskins starting debut wasn’t terrible, but he did take four sacks. When you add in the INT issues we saw from him earlier in the year, the Jets make for a high-floor, high-ceiling play.