Nobody Wins When the Family Feuds: Brown and Black Voices at Predominantly White Institutions

Written by Dezi Hall As a person of color moving within predominantly white institutions (PWIs), I’ve always stuck out like a sore thumb. My middle and high schools were majority white and taught me that I would not always be well-received, especially as an artist. Over the years I’ve encountered other students of color who […]

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The Unspoken Conversation: Navigating the obscured landscapes of our bodies

by Gabrielle Berbey How do we define the relationship we have with our bodies and is it even something that needs a definition? In recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness week, The 100 Days Initiative spent three hours in the Campus Center with Bard’s Wellness Committee, interviewing students about their feelings surrounding self-love, institutionalized shame, and […]

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White Ignorance: what it is, how it hurts, and what needs to change

Written by Maeve McKaig There is little subtlety in the role that race plays in our current political and cultural climate. Since the election of Donald Trump, political commentary has been increasingly saturated with claims of racial motivation. Many attribute Trump’s presidency to the white working class vote–the “silent majority”–which was largely ignored during the […]

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“I do Feel Marked:” Conversations about Black Male Experiences at Bard College

Written by Funto Omojola Dr. Tommy J. Curry, professor of philosophy and Africana studies at Texas A&M University, was recently invited to speak at The Hannah Arendt Center’s Tough Talk Lecture Series at which he presented the work: “They Mistook a Backlash for a Movement: Black Men and the Doom of Western Civilization.” The talk […]

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A Reflection on Activism: Why I did not Attend the Women’s March and Why I no Longer feel Guilty About it

Written by Funto Omojola As I woke up to a flood of images on my social media platforms featuring thousands of men and women clad in pink pussy hats with signs proclaiming fundamental women’s rights to challenging the presidency of Donald Trump, my immediate reaction was not one of pride and comfort, but one of […]

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