Do you know what ” woman of color” means? It is ALL woman of color. African-american, Latino, mixed, Indian, we must all support each other…in america they look at us all the same. We are all stereotyped and discriminated against. We must empower our own communities and our children to understand that it will be up to us to secure our futures…fist raised..#mpr1m3
i really like the art work. In response to the comment I think all women of color are seen as non-white, but many women of color are seen as non-black. Women of color with straight hair, without African heritage, with light skin, are seen in contrast to blackness.
Today I sent my letter of intent to the NBA. That makes it official — my days as a Duke basketball player are over.
But my days as a Duke student are not. I intend to graduate from Duke while I’m in the NBA. I was an honor student when I arrived at Duke, and I’d like to graduate as one.
I know some people will say this is unrealistic. Others will say, why bother? The fact is that I have many interests beyond basketball. I’d like to write a children’s book. I am interested in various business aspects of the entertainment industry. And I’d like to work with corporate America in one way or another. A college degree from Duke will help with each of these aspirations.
“It’s all about power,” one woman says, leaning back in her seat and scanning the small library where we’ve gathered. We are sitting around a desk—three desks pushed together—sucking on the Jolly Ranchers a woman named Paulina* received in her store order and offered to us. The first woman has just told us that if an inmate is caught trading or sharing food from her store order, she must spend the day in her cell, coming out only once per hour to use the bathroom. “You’re not allowed to share?” one of my co-facilitators asks incredulously. The women shake their heads no.
"It’s all about power."
I’m very excited to announce that I’ve officially been published in Post-Magazine, the weekly arts and culture magazine of the Brown Daily Herald. My article, “Space for Questions: The Ethics of Prison Volunteering,” discusses the moral complexities and ethics of volunteering within a prison, in this case, the women’s medium security prison in Cranston, Rhode Island. Please read and share and feel free to give me any feedback! x
Of course I’ll hurt you. Of course you’ll hurt me. Of course we will hurt each other. But this is the very condition of existence. To become spring, means accepting the risk of winter. To become presence, means accepting the risk of absence.
Ralph Jones Jr., a brilliant 16-year-old who had his pick of colleges and chose Florida A&M University, chatted with The Root about why he went with a historically black school over an Ivy League, and the negative attention he’s getting for his decision.
This warms my heart. Shoutout to all the current students and alum of HBCU’s everywhere!
Good for him! Stick with where you will receive a quality education and get the support that you need!
Good decision. Seriously I view PWI’s so differently now that I go to one and think I should have considered an HBCU. But I had been brainwashed into thinking these PWI’s were ‘better’. i.e. ‘acceptable to White people’. :/