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Archive for November, 2012

Junot Diaz Speaks To The Experiences Of Students of Color

November 28, 2012
Junot Diaz Speaks To The Experiences Of Students of Color

Being a woman of color at a predominantly white institution has a way of making you feel completely alone in a room full of people solely because of the color of your skin. Often in the classroom, one of the places where I feel the least represented on campus, I fear speaking with conviction...
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Mo’ Degrees, Mo’ Problems at Facing Race 2012

November 20, 2012

I had the pleasure of attending a powerful seminar at Facing Race with Julianne Hing (Colorlines), Tiffany Dena Loftin (United States Student Association) and by Tressie McMillian Cottom (Emory University) on the future of  higher education, retention rates, and access for students of color in the United States. Tressie had a wonderful response on...
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Facing Race 2012 Preview

November 18, 2012
Facing Race 2012 Preview

As the fabulous Ph.D. students and education activist, Tressie McMillan Cottom, exclaims, the researcher’s life can be solitary, but Facing Race gave us all a moment to reflect on the reasons why we do the work that we do. It allowed many activists to see that our work and passions are not isolated in...
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Students Start Racist Protests After Election Result

November 12, 2012
Students Start Racist Protests After Election Result

On Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, the American people watched as President Barack Obama was re-elected. Though some rejoiced while others cursed in frustration, groups of students around the country gathered on their campuses to shout racial epithets and threats of physical violence to students of color. At Hampden-Sydney College in Richmond, Virginia, 40 students “shouted racial slurs,...
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