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David Dao: United we stand

David Dao: United we stand

Opinions April 27, 2017 at 10:28 pm 2 comments

Allison C.T. Wu ’17 Contributing Writer YouTube released a video of David Dao’s beating and forcible removal from United Airlines flight 3411. This is what I saw. This is what I heard. I see a black cop. He demonstrates his power upon Dao’s aged body. Did the cop’s brown, relentlessRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Smith’s South Asian Student Association celebrates holi.

On passing, identity politics and how college took all the fun out of being Indian

Opinions April 7, 2016 at 9:00 am 1 comment

  Mitali Desai ’19 Contributing Writer I considered going to the caucus for white and white-passing students that took place last March 29. I know the importance of working to unlearn bias and confront racism, but something about the caucus made me uneasy. Before I came to Smith, being aRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | Dr. Cornel West, esteemed scholar and civil rights activist, spoke at John M. Greene Hall on Feb. 11.

Smith Association of Class Activists Brings Cornel West to Smith

News February 18, 2016 at 9:05 am 0 comments

  Molly McGuire ’18 Contributing Writer Dr. Cornel West, civil rights activist and scholar, delivered a lecture to the Smith community on Feb. 11.  He covered topics such as racism, democracy and African-American history, while also reflecting on current issues such as the elections, police brutality and the prison-industrial complex.Read More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | In response to students protesting on-campus racism, President McCartney held a town hall meeting on Nov. 23.

President McCartney Announces Plans to ‘Invest in Inclusion’

News February 4, 2016 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Katherine Hazen ’18 News Editor Rachel Farber ’16 Assistant News Editor Last week, President Kathleen McCartney and Chief Diversity Officer Dwight Hamilton sent an email to students, staff and faculty regarding inclusion at Smith in light of last semester’s student efforts to examine racism at Smith. The email outlined bothRead More

Photo by Carolyn Brown '16 | “Stop Kiss” centers around a love story between protagonists Callie and Sara.

‘Stop Kiss’ and ‘Yellow Face’ Challenge Homophobia and Racism

Arts December 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

  Eliza Going ’18 Staff Writer This weekend, the Smith College Department of Theater is sponsoring two studio productions: “Stop Kiss” and “Yellow Face,” both of which deal with the controversial topics of homophobia and racism. Diana Son’s play “Stop Kiss” follows the love story between Callie, a radio trafficRead More

A detail view of a Washington Redskins helmet is seen prior to an NFL football game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. New York won 32-21. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)

Goodbye to Racist Mascots: California Bans the Use of ‘Redskins’ in Public Schools

Opinions October 22, 2015 at 9:03 am 0 comments

  Sophia Zhu ’18 Assistant Opinions Editor Oct. 11 marks the victory of a statewide movement in California to prevent a racial slur from public use. Governor Jerry Brown signed the ban on using “Redskins” as a team name or mascot in public schools into law. The bill was largelyRead More

Looking Outside and In: Patricia Williams Closes Her Time At Smith with Poignant Talk On Race

Features April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Anne Berman ’15 Contributing Writer In a 2003 study of students who attended Berkeley, sociologist Troy Duster found that white students tended to view race as an individual experience, often citing personal anecdotes, like “I have a best friend who is black!”  in order to suggest that racism was notRead More