Category Archive: Race

Being Both

“You’re not white.” That’s what I heard on the first day of kindergarten from my recess buddy. She was right. I’m not white. I honestly didn’t know what I was at that age.… Continue reading

Out of the blue: an open letter to loved ones

I can’t breathe, he said We can’t breathe, the Black community cried And it took me too goddamn long to speak up but now, Now I am screaming, screaming. Yes. We can all… Continue reading

How to be a good ally

Did my click bait work? I hate to break it to you, but there’s no step-by-step outline for well-intentioned white folks to follow, because social justice is not that easy. In the words… Continue reading

Distancing Strategies, Exclusive Clusters and Other Ironies of My American Peers

Being able to study abroad is a huge privilege. I am very lucky to have been given that privilege twice. I was accepted to Gettysburg College two and a half years ago, and… Continue reading

Caravan I Do Care

A pair of legs that breathe in Strong feet that has cross endless borders Hands that have cultivated millions of trees For you to take away the fruit Traveling on the path of… Continue reading

Crumbling the “Oreo” Cookie

They will treat you as if you have come from an outer space planet. They will be amazed by how much you are different from others. People will make jokes about how much… Continue reading

More than a Hot Neighborhood

Maybe you don’t have to care about what goes on outside of your little bubble, whether that’s Gettysburg or your hometown. After all, ignorance is bliss. But while you find comfort in your… Continue reading

The Bravest Woman I Know

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, April 20, 2018, Gettysburg College students organized a campus-wide walkout to protest all forms of gun violence as part of Gettysburg College’s first annual Peace and Justice Week. Over the… Continue reading

I Have Not Lost Someone to Gun Violence

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, April 20, 2018, Gettysburg College students organized a campus-wide walkout to protest all forms of gun violence as part of Gettysburg College’s first annual Peace and Justice Week. Over the… Continue reading

Gettysburg Against Gun Violence

Editor’s Note: Last Friday, April 20, 2018, Gettysburg College students organized a campus-wide walkout to protest all forms of gun violence as part of Gettysburg College’s first annual Peace and Justice Week. Over the… Continue reading