Uprooting anti-Blackness in Asian America

Black people are protesting for the right to breathe in a society that has been slowly constricting their airways, suffocating them through racialized tactics: redlining, blockbusting, police brutality and a criminal justice system that disproportionately incarcerates people of color. The list of Black people killed by police officers continues to grow: Eric Garner. Michael Brown. […]

Alumni start ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Alumni start ‘blackathw’ Instagram account

Class of 2019 alumni founded an Instagram account named “blackathw” June 21 to highlight the experiences and injustices Black students and people of color face at the school. The account is one of many recently created to address racial inequality within private schools across Los Angeles, such as “blackatoakwood,” “blackatxroads” and “dear_marlborough.”     The account’s founders, […]

Alumni, students send letters to the school requesting internal action to help attain racial equality

Alumni, students send letters to the school requesting internal action to help attain racial equality

In response to nationwide protests against racial injustice, alumni sent two letters to the administration this week asking the school to more directly address racism within the school community and play a greater part in the movement toward racial equality. Though both letters recognized the school’s attempts to establish a diverse and inclusive environment, they […]

Fleeting Dreams

Fleeting Dreams

Immigrant staff members reflect on their cultural heritage and upbringing. When cafeteria staffer June (last name held upon request) thinks of home, she pictures rows of closely spaced houses, swarms of motorcycles and sheets of humid air pressing against her skin. Most of all, June said she thinks of her mother and her sister, who […]

High schools nation-wide grapple with racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

High schools nation-wide grapple with  racism, homophobia, anti-semitism

Sixty African-American and Puerto Rican students barricaded themselves inside the administration building at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York on March 23, 1970. The students protested the school’s failure to implement long-standing demands to enroll more African-American students, hire more faculty of color and integrate the African-American and Latin-American experiences into the curriculum, according […]

The Hate They Give

The Hate They Give

Harsh red swastikas covered the walls of an unassuming Columbia professor’s office Nov. 28. Scrawled in spray-paint, the word “Yid” was plastered above her computer screen. NYPD is investigating the incident as a hate crime. Sophie Levy ’18, a Jewish freshman at Barnard College of Columbia University, looked at the image of anti-Semitism on her […]

Crooked coverage: the Olympics

The Olympic Games, more so than any other sporting event, aim to connect people from all around the world. The opening and closing ceremonies conducted at every Olympics allow host nations to showcase their unique and diverse cultures. Olympians have the chance to represent their countries on a global stage; national pride and patriotism are […]

Walking a fine line

Walking a fine line

Diversity has become the “it” word on private school campuses. Five of our eight front covers this year have included a story about diversity, and at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we are tackling it once again here in our editorial. The recent events at Brentwood School (see story on A1) have […]

In response to #OscarSoWhite

In response to #OscarSoWhite

At the dinner table a few weeks ago, my mom told me about a little known director named Colin Trevorrow, his only film experience a low-budget movie in the Sundance Film Festival. Steven Spielberg noticed his work, being reminded of himself as he met the young Trevorrow. Spielberg took him under his wing, and a […]