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Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

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 Race & Equity workshop every year and claims both to have focused on diversifying the student body...

Difficult Conversations Must Welcome Experienced Voices

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

May 5, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

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.

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Accommodating Diversity In Critical Conversations

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist

October 1, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

We must make an effort to create spaces where the most essential voices aren't prevented from being present.

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LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11, 2012


Filed under OPINION

This column was written by Walla Walla community member Jade Poncy. For a small isolated town, Walla Walla has a surprising number of clubs and programs for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer community. Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla High School all have clubs working ...

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