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Culture of color blindness: Privilege hinders discussion of diversity

Culture of color blindness: Privilege hinders discussion of diversity

Emily Lin-Jones

April 26, 2012

Like many of its peer institutions, Whitman doesn't hesitate to emphasize its commitment to diversity. Diversity is currently the focus of Whitman's application supplement writing prompt, and the word pervades much of the college's advertising literature. According to the Whitman website, the Whitman...

Our privilege goes beyond our skin color

April 26, 2012

This piece was contributed by Marcial Diaz '13 I am a student from Guatemala City who came to the United States to get my college degree. Yet when asked to reflect from the outside on white privilege at Whitman, I felt like I was not in the right position to do it––even if I am international and,...

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