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‘The best of both worlds’

Malaika Bigirindavyi

May 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Racial Equity Month

No, I’m not just white. No, I’m not just black. No, I’m not Mexican. I am mixed, biracial, diverse. No, I’m not ending racism. No, I don’t have a better understanding of it either. No, I don’t check African American. No, I don’t check White. I check the box labeled “other". I don’t...

What it means to be white

Brigid Duffy

May 26, 2016


Filed under Racial Equity Month

As a white female in this country, I have something known as white privilege. Because this privilege is so deeply rooted in society, I will never fully understand the problems people of color face. I haven’t faced adversity because of my skin color, and I never will. It’s important to realize tha...

End racial stereotyping

D’aviyan Robinson

May 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Racial Equity Month

“Oh, you’re half Asian, that’s probably why you have good grades,” I’ve been told. Stereotypes like “the smart Asian” are extremely prevalent in our lives, and sometimes unintentionally, can hit people hard. I find stereotypes to be unnecessary judgments of groups of people — oftenti...

Unjust racial inequality exists in education

Sumaya Mohamed

May 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion Columns, Racial Equity Month

Sometimes, teachers do not believe colored students can pass or take advanced classes. Just because one's skin color is slightly darker, doesn’t mean faith should disappear. Without even knowing who I am and without ever meeting me, the judgment begins. During my middle school years, a policy e...

Where does racial inequity exist?

Daniella Etzion

May 18, 2016


Filed under Racial Equity Month

I feel as if, as a black person, I have less opportunity or get judged more than others because of how other people are raised to judge or dislike another race.

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Publication must work toward equity

Makagbe Kuyateh

May 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion Columns, Racial Equity Month

When I enter the Echo room fifth hour every day, I see inequality. Because there are 55 whites and five people of color, I instantly feel I must transform into a different person. My perspective changes, the way I talk changes — my identity changes. For example, I remember when I was assigned ...

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