Category: 1963

Letter From the DEI Editor: On Rebuilding the Emory Wheel

The Emory Wheel’s recent decision to hire a diversity, inclusion and equity (DEI) editor spurs debate on how to best approach a tenuous issue that has plagued the Wheel for decades. To me, DEI begins with having a cacophony of diverse voices at the table and continues by giving them reasons to stay. Before I [...]

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America Has Failed Vulnerable Immigrants and We Are All Complicit

The U.S. has a longstanding history of systemically alienating and endangering immigrant populations. This history is far from obsolete. To this day, the state of Georgia, Emory University and the Emory Wheel continue these erroneous practices. We must acknowledge and deconstruct the social, educational and legal barriers that devastate immigrant communities as we strive for [...]

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Black Women in Higher Education: A Reflection on Inequity and Injustice

Throughout the nation, Black women of all ages face a burdensome number of challenges as they attempt to navigate the taxing world of academia. From primary school to higher education, we remain painfully cognizant of the racial discrimination, gender bias and everyday microaggressions from our peers and teachers. This knowledge is devastating to the Black [...]

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Black Student Demands Must Inform Emory Police Reform

Less than one month after George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, Emory’s Black student leaders called on administrators to defund and disarm the Emory Police Department (EPD).  My peers were not alone in their calls for change. Following mass protests against police brutality this past summer, college students nationwide demanded institutions to defund their campus police [...]

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Listen to Black Students. Stop Ignoring Their Pain.

This past spring, Emory administrators and students alike stood against the recent killings of unarmed Black people by the police. Pledges to work toward greater equity for students across Emory, especially Black, Indigenous and people of color, flooded social media. The rejection of racism came in the form of infographics, promises and well-intended statements of [...]

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