Poor kids, rich schools – Where are you from? What do your parents do?

In his first few weeks as a freshman at the University of Chicago, Calvin Cottrell was constantly being asked the same questions: Where are you from? What do your parents do?

“I found those conversations kind of hostile, as the first person in my family to go to college. If you’re living with a roommate whose parents are heart surgeons from Connecticut, that feels very different,” he said.

Source: money.cnn.com

After college the questions become, “Where do you live?” and “What do you do?”


One Drop Vlog Episode 4 part 1: Georgia State University & Greatest Minds Society – YouTube

Clips from One Drop of Love visit to Georgia State University for the Greatest Minds Society panel and discussion on racial identity. September 18, 2014. LIN…

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Tufts creates consortium for race, colonialism and diaspora – The Tufts Daily

Tufts officially launched the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD), an interdisciplinary program linking Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Colonialism Studies and Latino Studies, this summer. The program’s Inaugural Celebration and Plenary, featuring a discussion with program directors, was held last night. Associate Professor of History Kris Manjapra said that RCD was …

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Diaspora Dialogues: We Are Familia

Last month, I had the chance to connect with writer/creator James Jones about his amazing project “We Are Familia”.   As a writer myself, I was really excited to connect with the creator of the sho…

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Harvard University Accepts Largest-Ever Percentage of Black Students | The Afro-American Newspapers |

The recent increase of African Americans at Harvard follows an effort by that university’s Black Student Association, which created the “I, Too, Am Harvard” project on Tumblr to address issues of Black identity and concerns from Black students at Harvard.

Dr. Boyce Watkins, a finance professor at Syracuse University praised Harvard’s accomplishment, but said he would like higher institutions to further diversify college campuses.

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Photos: I, Too, Am CU breaks down stereotypes one sign at a time | Westword

Outsiders may believe that CU-Boulder’s student body is monochromatic and diversity-free. But I, Too, Am CU, an amazing tumblr and…

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Race and Belonging at Harvard College

Community Village‘s insight:

“It’s been a big year for organizing by students of color, and particularly black students, on college campuses. From the popularity of the Being Black at the University of Michigan hashtag to the “33” campaign highlighting the underrepresentation of black students at UCLA Law School (33 out of 1,100), discussions about racial dynamics on university campuses have been widely publicized.”

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Tumblr photo campaign attacks stereotypes on campus – The Badger Herald

University of Wisconsin students have taken to Tumblr to voice their opinions on what it is like to be a student of color on campus. The “I, …

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