Post Tagged with: "intersectionality"

RICHARD & WOODRUFF: Unity After #MeToo Breakthrough

Amid the nationwide push to address sexual assault, women everywhere are joining together to say #MeToo. From touching personal narratives to the “black carpet” at this year’s Golden Globe awards, women are emerging from socially constructed shadows of taboo and shame to speak about their experiences as survivors of sexual[Read More…]

by March 14, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
Crafting the List of Contradictions

Crafting the List of Contradictions

Upper-Middle Class/Person of Color. Algerian/American. First-Generation American/Elite University Student. Queer/Muslim. Indigenous Ancestry/Settler-Colonizer. These words are not a list of oxymorons or incompatible identities. A slash does not represent “or” — a slash symbolizes “and.” And the periods? They symbolize “and” as well. I am a living proof that these slashed[Read More…]

by January 17, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Breaking the Black-White Binary at Georgetown

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Breaking the Black-White Binary at Georgetown

As Georgetown works to reconcile its legacy of slavery, race has again come to the forefront of conversation about our institution. While the nuances of this dialogue are complex, we must seriously examine how race forges our Georgetown experience. However, this much-needed conversation is often hindered by the pervasive black-white[Read More…]

by July 24, 2017 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure to Achieve Intersectionality

SINGH & BEAUSOLEIL: Our Failure to Achieve Intersectionality

As we sat listening to activist Shaun King and Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson speak to an auditorium full of social justice advocates just days after the 2016 presidential election, a question rang out from the audience that confounded both of us: “It just seems like black people’s freedoms[Read More…]

by June 23, 2017 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Build Coalitions Through Effective Advocacy

Following the mold of the Black Leadership and Latinx Leadership forums, 15 students launched the Asian-Pacific Islander Leadership Forum on March 19 to champion their community’s interests at Georgetown. Even without formal recognition from the university, the group’s contribution to the university’s cultural ecosystem underscores the power of student mobilization.[Read More…]

by April 4, 2017 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top