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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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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100 Days Redux

Written by Johanna Costigan The 100 Days Initiative has been busy trying to track and process the always wayward and frequently contested political actions taken by the 45th president. Our mission has been to make sense of the events taking place in Washington and deliver digestible and local action opportunities to Bard students as well […]

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