Author: Jhoneidy Javier

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A Word to the Community

In my high school, over 90% of the student body was white. I was the only black student in all of my classes until my junior year. Confronted with the cruel reality of how invisible I am to the American conscience, the one black teacher who looked like me warned me my freshman year, “There are some white kids here that have never been in the same room as a black kid.” ...
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What Do We Mean When We Say Fascist?

Jhoneidy Javier '19 shares his thoughts on protest rhetoric, and particularly, asks readers to interrogate the meaning of words such as 'fascism' in activism. Over Winter Break, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with my Grandma María. Being away at school makes talking really difficult, so I was really happy to see her after so long. We started talking about the ...