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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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The Road To Peace Is Complex

March 12, 2012

I write for those women who do not speak, for those who do not have a voice because they were so terrified, because we are taught to respect fear more than ourselves. We’ve been taught that silence would save us, but it won’t. - Audre Lorde I applied to the University For Peace with the belief that...
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Guidelines for Higher Ed: Discrimination, Prejudice, Stereotyping, Ethnocentrism & Racism

November 29, 2011

A major shift has occurred in the last decade, where a once visible and clear-cut White racism has turned into a “new” racism that has became increasingly disguised or apparently non-existent (World Council of Churches, 2002, p. 4). Today, we find that racism is most present in tightly controlled global infrastructures of economic,...
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Remembering Our Histories

March 20, 2011

Women’s History Month forces us to look to our pasts in relation to our current spaces in society and see the possibilities for our future. However, when there are a good many of us on the periphery of histories celebrated and remembered, it becomes necessary to actively seek out and recapture our pasts. For...
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Question the College Con

August 17, 2010

Choosing the right college can be a very long and strenuous process. Between filling out applications and weighing out the tuition expenses, credit transfers and the proximity factors, there’s a lot to deal with.
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Hard Time for the Humanities

August 9, 2010
Hard Time for the Humanities

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a degree in humanities doesn’t guarantee you a job right after college. In this economy even those who major in science and math related fields aren’t guaranteed a job.
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The True Cost of College

June 29, 2010
The True Cost of College

Going to college is generally a requirement now-a-days. If you’re trying to make it in the corporate or white collar world then attending college is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss out on. But there’s one problem…what if you can’t afford it?
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What Should African American Studies Students Learn?

June 16, 2010

Too many times African American Studies programs are taught by professors who are knowledgeable on the literature but couldn’t understand the experience if they tried. So when they see the small kitchenette building of Gwendoyln Brooks they only see the constriction, not the closeness.
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Are You My White Savior?

June 1, 2010

What would the world be without our relentless, selfless folk who dedicate their whole lives’ to helping the lives of others? Let me rephrase that: what would the non-Caucasian world be without a pure helping hand lifting them from their own demise? The non-white world would be doomed to failure without that...
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