Trudeau is Not Your Boy

By L. Alexander  SOURCE: Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of Canada, has a reputation for being incredibly liberal. He personally makes showings at pride parades, states that “La diversité est la force de Canada” (“Diversity is Canada’s strength”), and appointed as many female cabinet members as he did male. He is…

The Politics of Home: Race Fatigue, Gentrification, and Complicity

By Kristin Chang The week before spring break, I could barely sleep.  I woke up every two hours and stared into the dark – maybe a little melodramatic, but I couldn’t fall back to sleep. Instead, I spent the rest of my nights thinking about going “home” for spring break, counting down the days and…

10 Internet Resources for Anti-Racist Allies

by Lizza Rodriguez  1. Poem – “How we Forget” by Loyce Gayo Book- Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis Website- Mapping Police Violence Article, Latina.com- “Dear Kylie..” Organization-  Get involved: Hudson Valley Community Coalition , Donate  Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation between Audre Lorde and James Baldwin Article- “A Question of Environmental Racism in Flint”, New York Times 8….

Three Photographs by Isiah Taylor

Photographer: Isiah Taylor Model: Daryn Gray Artist Statement: To put it simply, these images, like most of my work, point out the beauty of women of color—specifically black women. In a society which bashes women who do not fit into a certain box I feel it is important to point out the presence of beauty which…

Saying “We Are All Immigrants” is How White Liberalism Becomes Revisionism

by Kristin Chang “We are all immigrants”: the rallying cry of (white) liberals protesting against the Muslim Ban and other xenophobic and anti-immigrant executive orders our federal government is currently brewing.  The problem is, of course, statements like “We are a nation of immigrants” only reinforce the romantic myth of multiculturalism in the US, in…

Post-Election Disenchantment Blues

by  L. Alexander I distinctly remember that on the night of November 7th I turned my phone off, shut my eyes tightly and hoped that all would work out well. I’d submitted my absentee ballot a few weeks prior; it was six weeks before I would return to the United States. I’d fired off one…

White women are not my sisters (and other thoughts on the Women’s March)

by Kristin Chang When fellow first-year Jordan Valerie Allen and I organized a group of 50 students to attend the Women’s March on Washington (with the absolutely invaluable help and guidance of Natalie Gross), we hadn’t quite anticipated that we’d be drowned in a wave of cisnormative white women wearing pink “pussyhats.” And after scanning…

Scar Story

by Keya Acharya  *Trigger Warning: Sexual Violence/ Trauma    Scar Story   there’s one on the back side of my funny bone from when the doctor injected numbing cream and then twisted a metal circle piece into my arm and dug the skin out   a long skinny one on my toe (the sides of…

The F Word

Written by Em.Em.    I know the F word makes some of you nervous. Don’t be. Relax. I’m only going to use it a few times. So just relax. Now let’s get serious about this word. It can do so much. It can pay the highest compliment. But quickly be wielded as the deepest insult….

Call in Response: Police Brutality On.Stage

BY LIZZA RODRIGUEZ  In the month of August alone, American Police extrajudicially murdered close to 100 people, most of whom were black and brown folxs. Police brutality in the 21st century has been revealed as the nation state’s ahistorical performance; local and state law enforcement officials direct the show with the help of military grade…