The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Dennis Austin, Senior Columnist

Born in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, my musings reflect my experiences of growing up at the intersection of race and politics. Several years ago I spent time as an organizer for the campaigns of Rahm Emanuel and Bernie Sanders, while also meeting former President Barack Obama. A political science major, I intend to enter law school after graduation.

Reach me at [email protected]

Content by Dennis Austin