I firmly believe that we all benefit when the people in our communities are permitted to be their true selves and express themselves in authentic and self-affirming ways.
Student organizations were created to address the needs of safety, community and validation.
A teacher’s ability to demonstrate a caring, respectful, and accepting classroom environment far exceeds a teacher’s ability to teach his or her students.
It is uncomfortable being in a new environment, and especially one so foreign to what I am used to. After all, I have to remind myself that I am only human. I am supposed to be uncomfortable.
The rhetoric in the presidential race is becoming more heated and negative especially around social issues like same sex marriage, contraceptive rights, and women in the workforce. In the middle of this maelstrom of campaign promises and verbiage lays an unflattering truth: anti-immigrant sentiment has been a part of the American story since the founding.
I’m so tired of hearing people reject their ancestral roots in Africa. By disowning Africa, African Americans everywhere are boldly stating that slavery didn’t happen.
I’m immersed in something that, from its beginning, has been far more public than most birthing stories—because human beings are naturally curious and because it takes a lot more science than romance for two women to conceive a child.
Although the “dream” consisted of equal rights and privileges for all Afro-Americans, the peace within the Afro-American community has been rattled and plagued with self-hate and self-impediment.
We hope this blog will provide a platform to both learn and teach, to share and listen, and will help all of us truly understand the experience of our fellow Foresters as we work to embrace the rich cultural diversity of our community.