Created by Baheya Malaty (Editor), Lexi Davis (Journalist), Salem Tewelde (Journalist), and Star Gonzalez (Graphic Designer) during Block 6 2016
“We are told that our universities are excited to welcome us, that we have something special to offer, that they will celebrate our diverse identities, and that there are resources and clubs for us. Yet, this so-called celebration of diversity doesn’t seem to translate into an environment that is welcoming and supportive to students of color. Audre Lorde argues that “advocating the mere tolerance of difference…is the grossest reformism…Difference must be not merely tolerated, but seen as a fund of necessary polarities between which our creativity can spark like a dialectic.” Institutions will continue to fail at fostering healthy, inclusive, and diverse communities so long as they focus on adding color to their campuses.”
—Baheya Malaty, Editor
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