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Midd Blog Talks about Refuse the Silence

July 27, 2010
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“The College knows how to recruit us (minorities) into their prestigious institutions, but they have no idea what to do with us once we’re there.” Morgane Richardson ’08 reflects on her time at Middlebury by describing a series of events that led to her becoming “a campus activist and a mentor to other women of color at Middlebury.” A “Cowboys and Injuns” party, a swastika drawn on her door, and a crime alert with the description of “nappy hair” were just a few examples of how she came to develop a sense that Middlebury somehow abandoned its women of color as soon as they arrived as freshmen.

Richardson now runs the organization Refuse the Silence, using stories to help college administrators at elite liberal arts institutions ”improve the college climate for women of color.” A recent interview with Richardson goes in depth about her time at Middlebury and what she plans to do with her organization…

By: Ryan K.

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