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Race debate: SIUE students say ‘microaggressions’ are common

By Elizabeth Donald, Belleville News-Democrat

May 9, 2016

"You speak really well for a black person."That's what they call a "microaggression." It's a comment that may not seem overtly derogatory or offensive, but serves to make people of color uncomfortable and degraded in a workplace or sc...

Black Affairs Council: We demand more from SIU’s administration after racist video

By SIU's Black Affairs Council

April 25, 2016

SIU community,The Black Affairs Council is grateful for the prompt response of the administration to the "White is Right" video posted this weekend. We further appreciate its determination to take "appropriate action" to hold those...

Bridging borders: Bringing Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month to SIU

By Brey Mong-Delane, @BreyMong_DE

April 11, 2016

SIU kicked off Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month last week by engaging students in activities to learn about and experience the culture of the people to raise awareness of diversity on campus."We try to cover a wide r...

Education’s relationship to riches remains unclear

By Sam Beard, @SamBeard_DE

October 6, 2015

In the last 10 years, the amount of student debt in America has ballooned from $250 billion to more than $1.2 trillion dollars, according to Forbes.Unfortunately, even if every young person in America was provided free higher e...

Talk traces identity across borders

By Austin Miller, @AMiller_DE

April 8, 2015

Race has been a touchy subject in America and a presentation hopes to turn the topic into more of an embrace.The two-staff, one-student panel will discuss immigration, citizenship and identity from Asian and Latino perspectives at 5...

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