Academic Racism

As I’ve been working towards my PhD, one thing that’s often struck me is the way in which white researchers, white academics, write about issues that affect Black people. Even some of the authors that I think have a decent racial analysis, who discuss the ways in which structural racism operates to create systems of…

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Remember Me?

Today a professor I’ve taken three graduate school courses with, who was my advisor for a year, and whose research I worked on for a bit, didn’t see me as I waved at him from down the hall, as I made not one but two verbal attempts to say ‘hello’ and congratulate him on his…

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Global v. Domestic

This has become an ongoing debate just within my own department within the school of public health. The conversation always goes as such, “What do you want to do when you graduate?” “Well, I’m not sure yet?” “Well do you want to work global or domestic?” o_o *blinks* My answer is always both, but its…

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liberal arts idealism and my MPH

I’m sitting in probably my least favorite class of the semester (which is saying a lot since I don’t particularly look forward to ANY of my classes), and after going to a “departmental concerns” meeting right before this class started, and hearing the results of a feedback survey for another class on Monday, I’ve really…

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