Tagged: racism

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Are You Really an Ally?

In the coming weeks, The Clerk will be publishing commentary from the Haverford community in response to the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. If you would like to contribute to this series, please email our Editor-in-Chief Hannah Cregan Zigler at hzigler@haverford.edu. Recently, Maurice Rippel wrote an open letter to White allies regarding his life ...
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Please Diversify Your Syllabi: An Open Letter to Professors

Dear Professors, As you begin to finalize syllabi for your fall courses, I ask you to take a few minutes to do the following: tally up the number of authors you will be assigning that identify as white, and the number that identify as people of color. Do the same for gender identification. Then, I ask that you print these numbers (perhaps as percentages or in a short state ...
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Black Beauty, White Standards

As Jennifer Aniston celebrates being crowned the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2016 and basks in the glory of her recognized, exemplary beauty, many women of color, such as myself, feel a familiar sense of disappointment. The crowning of Aniston marks yet another lost opportunity for People Magazine to bestow the title upon a woman of color. Jennifer has won the title ...
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Submit to WeSpeak

WeSpeak is a Quaker style open forum for students of color at Haverford to express their thoughts and experiences in a context that prioritizes their voices. This is for those students who either weren't able to attend or don't vibe with the idea of standing up in front of a room full of people to share what they feel. If you want to express yourself through another medium ...
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A First Year’s Take on WeSpeak

The following is an opinion piece and does not express the opinions of any groups the author may represent on campus. I learned about WeSpeak as soon as I arrived on campus. I’m a student who identifies as a person of color, and I learned from upperclassmen that also identify as people of color, how special WeSpeak is. Like Haverfest and Plenary, WeSpeak is a highlight o ...
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Anonymous Response Board Highlights Racial Tensions at Haverford

Last Monday, the Black Student League (BSL) hosted a “Blackout” in the Dining Center lobby during dinner to raise awareness about police brutality and unwarranted violence against people of color. At the event, roughly 20 students wearing all black clothing ate in silence, with the name or a picture of a victim of racially motivated violence on their back such as Micha ...
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Haverford, Bryn Mawr Must Protect Those Who Offend Our Liberal Perspective

We all have a right to be offensive.  It’s a fundamental, constitutional right, just as we have the right to express our religion or not be tortured in prison.  We also have the right to protest when someone offends us. Let me begin this by putting one basic fact on the table: I don’t know the exact details about the Confederate flag incident that took place at Bryn ...
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Preventing Reactionary Racism

Written by Andy Beck '17 and Zach Gabor '15. Last week, Tri-Co students and faculty gathered at Bryn Mawr College to express their outrage at the appearance of a Confederate flag on the school’s campus, and the perceived reticence of the administration to respond adequately to the flag’s publically visible presence. We applaud them for having done so. In displaying a s ...