Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 17, 2017

In an elite and overwhelmingly white liberal arts college such as Whitman, there is always talk about how there should be more diversity, especially in terms of race and ethnicity. The college holds a...

Difficult Conversations Must Welcome Experienced Voices

Ben Shoemake, Columnist May 5, 2016
When the voices most essential to the conversation belong to people who don't feel safe coming to the table, we need to make the table safer.

Accommodating Diversity In Critical Conversations

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist October 1, 2015
We must make an effort to create spaces where the most essential voices aren't prevented from being present.

LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11, 2012
LGBTQ groups and allies are important in providing safe spaces for these groups, but do not do enough to challenge the oppressive subtext of mainstream progressive culture.
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