Race/Diversity

#12

04/23/2015 19:31
I’ve talked about race before in the past, but never as much as I have to do at Wheelock. It is an important topic, but I believe Wheelock stresses about it so much that they make it an issue. I grew up and went to a high school that was very divers in race. No one ever had an issue about it. At...

#13

04/23/2015 19:31
I feel that I am constantly questioning aspects of my identity and what they mean to me. While it helps me understand my identity better, it also confuses me and is isolating especially from the people and things that mean the most to me. My own experiences and personality have combined to create...

#11

04/23/2015 19:28
Coming to Wheelock has definitely opened my eyes to issues in the world revolving around identity and spefically race. Growing up in the 2nd least divers high school in Massachusetts and meeting my first African American friend in college I was not exposed to anything outside of white suburbia....

#10

04/23/2015 19:25
As I grew up from middle school to high school I have struggled with my identity. “You dress nice for a black girl.” “You’re and oreo.” “You speak well for a black chick.” “Don’t act so white, you’re black.” I’ve constantly been surrounded and at times suffocated by the African-american stereotype...

#9

04/23/2015 19:24
How people see you vs. how you see yourself.   Stop trying so hard— create opportunity for people to complain. Wheelock tries to be diverse, where diversity isn’t something that is created, it is formed by nature. We are creating something false and making us focus on it Best ways to have...

#8

04/23/2015 19:21
Identity   Tiny. My voice is small and fragile. I am afraid.             Really afraid.   The fear of discrimination and judgment.             Eyes glaring like sharpened...

#9

04/23/2015 19:21
I am tired of people pushing racial issues in a school that is always trying to please everyone. I don't want to have a part of myself pushed down and ignored. I am forced to “be black” when I am also half white. I am sick of people questioning why I act white. Why not?! I grep up with white people...

#7

04/23/2015 19:16
 We live in a racialized society and change is needed but this school is producing faux-freedom fighters motivated by personal ego inflation rather than the desire to make a change.

#6

04/23/2015 19:15
Predominately White College Fuck the system! I dream of a day where I can sit in a classroom and not represent a whole race where my passionate words are not mistaken for an angry black person.             I don't want you to pity...

#5

04/23/2015 19:14
  Identity and issues related to identity are actually very big problems on campus. I don't understand why all the banners on campus are students that are people of color. It is very misleading. Identities of individuals are underrepresented. Key parts of identity are highlighted on this...
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Race and Diversity

Here you will find the voices that primarily spoke about race and diversity on the Wheelock Campus. A lot of the voices brought up the same issues, however, there are countless remarks that are unique to each response that need to be taken into consideration.