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The University of Texas at Austin will make race-related news Oct. 10 when the Supreme Court hears arguments about theconstitutionality of its affirmative action policy. But this week, reports of possible hate crimes on campus have put the school’s students of color in the spotlight in a way that’s alarming regardless of one’s views about the value of a diverse campus and whether race should be considered in admissions.
Tuesday evening, UT students marched in protest of what they say are racially motivated “bleach bomb” attacks, in which balloons full of bleach are hurled at black, Latino and Asian members of the college community. (Read More)
— Cornel West (via wretchedoftheearth)
She paraphrased this in a colloquium at my school a few months ago. I was stunned. I don’t know if I was prepared to watch a person who had received institutional validation, say out loud, THIS ISN’T the only kind of validation that I am invested in, in fact I am invested in creating other communities, communities comprised of historically erased and marginalized people that I am accountable to.
I was stunned, and in that moment, a fleeting moment I felt safe, down to my bone marrow.