Fitting In vs. Standing Out: Being Black in Predominantly White Schools

Featured Artwork: Aishwarya Srivastava A few months ago, I had a problem. Not specifically my problem, of course, but I had heard about it and, as one does, I involved myself in this problem. After all, it was indirectly meant for me. It was a Friday evening either in late November or early December. I…

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Domestic Violence: Hispanic Women Stuck in the Shadows

Featured Artwork: Egle Plytnikaite There was a Spanish song I heard only a handful of times growing up, playing in the car as my mami drove my cousins and I to the mall every Friday. I remember mindlessly and innocently trying to mumble along to the then-unknown lyrics; all I knew was that the beat…

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School Inequality: A Thin Mask on Racism

Featured Artwork: Yasmine Gateau On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States of America gave its decision on the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education, deeming racial segregation of schools unconstitutional. After its 9-0 ruling, the Court stated that: “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” and that it violated the Equal…

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