I remember, sitting and watching as the first woman became the Vice President of the United States, and I remember feeling this abundance of emotions not only because she was a woman but a woman of… Read moreWho Can I Run to When I Need All of the Above?
Shelby Laupp is a senior majoring in Integrative Public Relations with a minor in Sport Management. She is currently completing her 40-hour PR field experience with The Office of Diversity Education. Shelby plans to graduate in… Read moreLearning About Vs. Experiencing Racism
By: Mimi Gonzalez-Barillas Diversity Communications Specialist, OID _______________________________________________________________________________________________ “If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” -Malcolm X Facebook gave… Read moreSister against Brother/Truth and Reconciling America
By: Helen Egwu, Graduate Assistant Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion __________________________________________ A unique concept that has been presented to me recently is the idea of the “Black and Brown Tax”. I had never heard… Read moreShare the Load
By: Mimi Gonzalez-Barillas Diversity Communications Specialist, OID firstname.lastname@example.org ________________________________________ Among the geologic specimens of iron, granite, conglomerate and pudding stones on campus, one rock stands in acknowledgement of the unifying nature of fraternities and sororities… Read moreLead Through Listening
Suddenly, I have found myself staring down an unpleasant reality. I hold onto things for too long. Call it what you may; packrat behavior or hoarding. Anything that includes a “rat” reference gives me the creeps,… Read moreThe Dangers of an Unchecked Allegiance
If you are surprised by the uprising and outreaching of today’s college-age adults, then perhaps you have not been paying attention for quite some time. It is frequently too easy to dismiss the working of the… Read moreCollege Campuses- Incubators for Revolutionaries