Beyond FRESHMAN YEAR: Dis.course
Currently at the top of the linked page is a reference to one student’s recent entry on her own blog, Politics of Identity. Ariana Figueroa’s detailed and moving post of August 28 reveals the type of identity struggle many people of mixed-race heritage endure. Ariana’s personal search for self-identity places her between two worlds (one Southern, the other Cuban) she literally barely understands.
Look for more “Beyond FRESHMAN YEAR” posts on college and university programs that promote diversity on campus. As higher-ed student populations across the country continue to diversify, the need for programs that teach tolerance and raise awareness become all the more critical. Kudos to Catharine Wright and faculty members like her for their determination and their devotion to such a worthy cause!