On Saturday, November 14 at Brown University, a Dartmouth College Latinx student was assaulted by campus police while attending the Latinx Ivy League Conference. This statement comes from a collective of delegates who attended the conference. Continue reading
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INSIDE VOICES PLEASE
During a long drive with my friend Jamal to New York, our conversation led to a discussion he had recently had with our friend Maria. He was recounting a debate he had with her over immigration, explaining that he was frustrated by her manner of expression. He felt that she had shut him out when she raised her voice, displayed no intention of really listening to him, and expressed too much emotion during their discussion. Surprised, I told him I had no idea what he was referring to but instead was reminded of the agreeable discussions I’ve had with her in the past. In time, we moved on to another topic, but the brief conversation lingered in the back of my mind. Continue reading
COMMON GROUND: SPEAKING OUR LANGUAGE November 26, 2013 · by Sol Alvarez-Taubin · in Culture, Society. · Edit
“Yo, you act like a black girl.” Cue the visceral reaction and slow blink. Cue the forced pause to ask “What do you mean by that?” in as neutral and unthreatening a tone as possible…
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