Tag: race

RCNJ Theater discusses race on campus in “Baltimore”

Photo by Jenna Craig The Ramapo College Theater Department’s second virtual production –”Baltimore” by Kirsten Greenidge — opened up the conversation about race during its live-streamed premiere Friday night.  “I hope the audience embraces their uncomfortable feelings when watching it and asks themselves why they feel that way,” says Grace […]

Affirmative action causes new stir Boston study

Photo courtesy of Ramapo College of New Jersey, Flickr It is no secret that admissions offices consider race when judging a student’s admission into a college, but a new study done by Boston public broadcasting station WGBH shows that people want that to come to an end, and fast. According […]

SCOTUS Discussion Examines Police Brutality

Photo by Hope Patti In the latest deliberation by the SCOTUS discussion group, Dr. Paul Deck, professor of sociology at Ramapo College, brought the group’s attention to police brutality and its relation to legal precedents and processes. Deck first brought up a few legal cases relevant to the subject of […]

Students of Color Present List of Demands to President

Photo by Rebecca King Last Wednesday, Vanna Garcia, Kevin Hurtado, Domonique Jarrett and I met with President Peter Mercer and Kat McGee, director of Affirmative Action and Workplace Compliance, to discuss the racial climate at Ramapo. As concerned student leaders of color on campus, we requested the meeting with President […]

Student: More Diversity Needed Among Students. Faculty and Administration

Photo by Rebecca King President Mercer and school administrators hosted a Town Hall meeting in Friends’ Hall yesterday to address race and inclusion on campus. The meeting comes amidst the racial tensions at the University of Missouri that resulted in the resignation of the school’s president and chancellor. Ramapo’s first […]

Halloween is No Excuse for Cultural Appropriation

Photo Courtesy of Infrogmation, Wikipedia Sometimes the scariest thing about the upcoming holiday on Saturday is the rampant cultural appropriation and racism that can occur on Halloween.   While it is true that many people innocently buy Halloween costumes that promote some form of cultural appropriation, the buying and wearing […]