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Julia Chaffers


The problem with saying “I don’t see color”

The dangers of colorblindness reach beyond the presidential race, however; advocacy for colorblind policy threatens many civil rights advances—see the resegregation of schools or the gutting of the Voting Rights Act—by failing to recognize continuing racial inequality.

The media’s responsibility to call out racism

The failure to label these incidents racist, the choice to instead tiptoe around it, to hedge their language, effectively excuses the offenders. In doing so, the media gives cover to the offenders, failing to condemn their acts with the strength necessary to truly bring change.

What it means to live in Wilson

And herein lies the problem. The pervasiveness of Wilson’s legacy on campus forces me to associate myself with a legacy I wholeheartedly reject.