A Complex-ion Issue: Colorism

A Complex-ion Issue: Colorism

As Lauren Mc Gee ’20, the only African-American girl in her 6th-grade class, sat at her desk having a conversation with a friend, a classmate came up to her and called her the n-word out of nowhere. In that moment, McGee said she felt both shocked and hurt. “I’ve always heard the word in movies […]

Appreciate don’t appropriate

Appreciate don’t appropriate

Though Ariana Grande’s latest single “7 Rings” may have landed a place on Spotify’s Global Top 50 playlist, it also landed the artist in a pool of angry listeners that have accused her of culturally appropriating black culture in her lyrics. Just as we begin to forget the topic that has slowly disappeared beneath the […]

Examining intersections of identity

Examining intersections of identity

Minorities of all different types face discrimination and appropriation in American society. Thankfully, social media and public protests have recently been able to raise attention to current social issues, often using identity politics. As an Asian-American woman, I can acknowledge that this form of activism brings some awareness to the unique experiences that minorities face. […]

Looking back at how the school has handled diversity issues this past decade

Looking back at how the school has handled diversity issues this past decade

On March 13, 2007, the administration suspended two sophomores who sent an email with a “diss tape” they had made that threatened violence and aimed homosexual slurs at other students. Ten years later, the conversation about students using offensive language on campus and on the Internet remains, most recently seen in the hiring of an […]