At Wheelock, I believe it is very important to increase the diversity on campus. Although Wheelock already addresses different cultures and religions, I believe it is also important to increase social class diversity to increase perspectives on life in general from people who might not have the...
Diversity discussions at Wheelock, I’ve noticed, are nearly always targeted towards African-Americans groups. The campus needs to realize that diversity is not just black and white, but it is also Middle-Eastern, and Dominican, and different struggles outside of African-American oppression. Also, a...
Before coming to Wheelock there were certain aspects of my identity I never put much thought into. I came from a town where almost everyone was from the same socioeconomic class. I came from a class slightly below that, so I was used to feeling uncomfortable and like I didn’t fit in. At...
Being pretty much one, or one of two people of color in every class or social group is weird compared to the city I’m from which is really diverse. Majority of the school is white students, with an upper middle or upper class background, and it’s uncomfortable when you’re not a part of that.
I think people can sometimes be quick to come to conclusions about peoples identity. A lot of time when I tell a person where I grew up, they’ll look at me differently. People assume that because of where I lived I will be a certain way.
My identity has yet to be challenged here at Wheelock. I think the only time I’ve been intimidated is in terms of class. Many people here, my roommate especially, come from all different classes. My roommate has a lot more money than I do, always buying me things and taking me places. It has been...
One issue that has made me feel marginalized is about economic status. There are students on this campus who have been able to have more opportunities or more power with their time at Wheelock because of money. While many of us, including me, have been getting what has been given to us by the...
Truthfully, Wheelock bothers me. Everything they tell you before you come is a lie. Not everyone is accepted and there is certainly race issues and actually, class plays a huge role in who is accepted. If you don’t have your parents’ credit card, too bad you’re not welcome by most girls. I...
Oh, poor Cinderella Washing the dishes, Cleaning the tables. Oh, poor Cinderella You are pretty, But your coat smells Like dirt Oh, poor Cinderella Why don't you mend Your petticoat
This section pertains to the responses that were collected about economic class issues in the Wheelock College community.