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Blood of the Slave, Blood of the Master: African Ancestry in the United States

(Matt Randolph)– “Where are you from?” She asked immediately after I introduced myself. I suppose my American accent was pretty noticeable from the start. “Oh, America…I’m an exchange student here.” A … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Unbearable Whiteness of Amherst College

(Ethan Corey and Gina Faldetta)– At the end of this past spring semester, the appearance of a baby moose in President Biddy Martin’s backyard inspired a student-led movement for the moose … Continue reading

July 6, 2014 · 10 Comments

Vamos pensar otra vez en cómo hablamos de la cultura de “hook-up” en Amherst

*Note: This article was originally written in Spanish because I thought doing this would be a cool way to create a space for future writers to express their thoughts in … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 10 Comments

One More Time/ Let’s Do It Again

(Anna Seward)—I’ve (mostly) stayed out of the fraternity debate for one reason: it makes me really sad. It actually really bums me out to see men I respect either personally … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Survivors, Limited

(Liya Rechtman)– The other day I went to help out a friend making a sexual assault awareness video. He was filming Amherst College students promising to stand up against sexual … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · 4 Comments

When I Used to Push…

(Lola Fadulu)– Between the ages of six and fifteen, my sole mission was to convert non-believers to non-denominational Christians. As a family, we drove to the all-black Church of Christ, … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · 16 Comments

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
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