The Guilfordian

UC school system debates the use of affirmative action

UC school system debates the use of affirmative action

Rebecca Dou, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

In 1997, California made history by becoming the first state to ban the use of race as a basis for college admission. Now, 17 years later, it almost became the first state to re-establish affirmative action policies. This past January, members of the California Senate voted to pass Constitutional...

Speaker encourages conversations about racism, promotes student activism

Speaker encourages conversations about racism, promotes student activism

Lek Siu, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

There’s an elephant in the room, and its name is racism. “It is painful and difficult (to talk about),” said Visiting Instructor of Justice and Policy Studies Daniel Rhodes. “People want to ignore it and sweep it away. White people don’t want to talk about racism because they are afraid...

‘Understanding Racism’ workshop still under-attended

Emily Haaksma, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

A small group of students and faculty members gathered in the Founders East Gallery on Sept. 14 to discuss a prevalent issue on campus: racism. The Understanding Racism workshop is a program that works to bring the Guilford College community together with a conversation about racial stereotypes and...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

March 8, 2013

OHIO, USA Throughout February, Oberlin College discovered racial slurs displayed across campus, such as “n----- oven” graffiti in an elevator and “whites only” written above a water fountain. On March 4, there were sightings of a man dressed in a hooded white cloak, similar to those worn by KKK...

Student privilege flyers create awareness, discussion

McCaffrey Blauner & Anthony Harrison, Staff Writers

December 7, 2012

“Dear White Student,” read the flyers. Their source: the student organization Students Allied Against Privilege and Supremacy. SAAPS’ stated mission is “to attempt to dismantle the systems of privilege and supremacy both internally within all of us and externally on individual (relationships),...