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Why History Matters

(Matt Randolph)– Last week, I selected my room within Charles Drew Black Memorial Cultural House for the upcoming fall semester. I don’t think my Amherst College experience would be complete without … Continue reading

April 14, 2014 · 3 Comments

Dominican Solidarity at Harvard

(Sharline Dominguez)– Young Dominican people, especially those who are first- generation, are stereotyped as ignorant, backward and uneducated. For this reason, they are perceived to be as in need of … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

Learning and Growing through Storytelling

(Matt Randolph)– “Does anyone else have a story to share?” It was a simple, innocent invitation, but the silence that followed left me feeling like a stone statue. I said nothing … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Queer People of Color Creating Change

(Matt Randolph)– Last week, thanks to funding and support from AAS and the Queer Resource Center, I attended The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force’s annual conference, “The National Conference on LGBT Equality: … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

“How’s Your Racial Identity Crisis Going?”

(Gina Faldetta)– When I was little, a stranger once approached me in a grocery store to ask where I was from. What she meant, of course, was what race was … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 4 Comments


(Sharline Dominguez)– As someone who has been called a hipster quite a number of times without really knowing why, I thought it was about time I addressed the hype. I … Continue reading

January 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fashionable Bigotry 101 – A Crash Course on Hipster Racism

(Andrew Lindsay)– “Wong Brothers Laundry Service—Two Wongs Can Make It White” and “Wok-N-Bowl—Let the Good Times Roll—Chinese Food & Bowling.” were a couple of T-shirts that were released and dramatically … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Steve Harvey Christmas

(Lola Fadulu)– I’m an eighteen year-old female who has neither been in a romantic relationship nor had her first kiss. I used to feel very embarrassed and insecure about this. … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 13 Comments

Perspectives on Activism and Latinos in Higher Education

(Sharline Dominguez)– The Hispanic population of the United States is growing. Estimates released by the U.S Census Bureau show that the Hispanic population in 2012, making up 17% of the U.S. … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Creation of ‘Black Crime’

(Tommy Raskin)– The laziest pundits in this country would have us believe that there are two types of crime: crime and black crime. Odious media outlets’ coverage of the recent “knockout” phenomenon … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

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