Prejudice on campus: Are you listening, administrators?

I recently wrote an article about microaggressions, after helping to organize a movement on St. Louis’ Webster University campus, to try to address systemic discrimination. As part of that effort to create change, students wrote letters to the administration describing student experiences with prejudice and discrimination. And now I want to take a moment to…

Microaggressions

In the past few months, I witnessed a reinvigoration of discussions regarding microaggressions– whether that’s a societal phenomenon, or just something I have personally witnessed, I can’t say, but I’ve learned something valuable from it: most people have no idea what microaggressions are. But never fear, your diverse friend Hafsa is here to help explain…

Talking about race

We need to have a serious discussion about race. Because believe it or not, not talking about race is not going to end racism; it is going to perpetuate complicity in a racist system. It’s not making you “colorblind” or stopping you from putting any stock in race, it’s just stopping you from being able…

Male rape: Not funny

We all know rape isn’t funny. Obviously, it’s a very serious subject. Obviously. It can cause serious, irreversible permanent physical and psychological damage. So why would anyone think rape is funny? Rape jokes, though–those are something completely different, right? Everybody knows they’re just jokes. Nobody ever means anything by them, and it’s only overly-sensitive people…

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