If we learned anything in 2015, it was that activists of all ages and backgrounds are up for the challenges that lie ahead.
“When we’re applying, Yale’s like, ‘Please come here, it’s so diverse, we do all of these things!’ But when we get here, it’s like, ‘OK. You’re on your own,’” Brea Baker, a Black senior and president of Yale’s NAACP chapter, told RH Reality Check in a phone interview. “The Yale that we’re being sold is not the Yale that we live on a daily basis.”
Over the past seven days thousands of Black student and their allies in dozens of institutions have come out in support of their peers at Mizzou and Yale, using demonstrations, marches and sit-ins to highlight their own longstanding grievances over racial insensitivity, a lack of diverse faculty, and concerns for their safety amid a string of racist attacks.
No young woman should accept that sexual assault is just another part of college that she must avoid like the “freshman 15” or early morning classes.
A new Presidential Proclamation makes no mention of the epidemic of rape in the military.
Yale art student Aliza Schvarts pulled off an astounding stunt — she exploited the ambiguity anti-choicers created between menstruation and miscarriage to set off alarms all over Wingnut Nation.