#ITooAmHarvard is a project by Black students at Harvard to speak out about the racism that they experience in their daily lives as students. It will also be a play.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤
campaign to expose the racial aggressions and white supremacy at Harvard. so important to emphasize that racism also exists at Dartmouth.
Likely unrelated to CW posts, but still alarming to see on b@b
rape culture. culture of silence and intimidation.
"Dartmouth spends more time washing its hands than wringing them. In an interview with the New York Times last October, newly-inaugurated President Phil Hanlon asserted that drinking at Dartmouth is no worse than at peer institutions. I agree. But we are separated by our indifference."
"Had Dartmouth chosen the difficult job of prosecuting repeat rapists instead of orchestrating show trials that humiliate victims and allow offenders to continue to offend, we would not live in a world where, according to a White House report, one out of every five female students is sexually assaulted during their time in college. Sexual assault is not a hazard of living; it is a tool of terror critical to power maintenance. When the administration refuses to substantially address the systemic nature of sexual assault, racism and queer antagonism at the root of our Dartmouth experience, it does so not out of powerlessness, but out of blatant self-interest.
It does so because it cannot bear to look into its own soul and find nothing there. It does so with the knowledge that its own hands are bloodied red: that women, queer folk and people of color, especially indigenous people, have been fleeing in large numbers for as long as anyone can remember. The Dartmouth administration, or Delta Alpha Useless, is mostly a collection of rich white men and their allies who have no incentive, economic or otherwise, to ensure the academic success and bodily safety of our community’s most vulnerable. There can be no community or justice until the administration stops using our pain as a public relations platform upon which to further its aims as a corporation."
Verbum Ultimum: Past the P.R. Speak
"Dartmouth yesterday became the last Ivy League college to admit women when its board of trustees approved enrollment of 1000 women beginning in the fall of 1972."
"The board’s action came after more than two years of formal study and discussions by trustees, faculty, alumni and students, and nearly four years of student campaigning for coeducation."
Dartmouth Applications Drop After Tumultuous Year of Protests
"It is time for the College to take a proactive and preventative, rather than reactive and crisis-based, stance on sexual assault policy. Carefully constructed releases can only do so much to preserve appearances, and do precious little to improve the quality of student life.
The past year has seen the administration struggle to respond to concerns about campus climate. Students, alumni, faculty and even the Office for Civil Rights have expressed misgivings about the administration’s commitment to student safety.
And yet paralysis rules the roost in Parkhurst.
Instead of solving problems, Dartmouth is rebranding. These are issues that cannot be solved with spin.”
"Dartmouth has a history of turmoil over race, gender and campus culture. Students and faculty have protested the prominence of its fraternities, which they have said foster binge drinking, violent hazing and sexual assault.
A group of students filed a complaint with the U.S. Education Department last year against Dartmouth, alleging that it fails to report campus violence as required by the federal Clery Act. Later, the department began its own investigation of Dartmouth for possible violations of Title IX, the law that bars gender-based discrimination on campus. Inadequate response to sexual assault is a violation.”
"Any effort to change the campus environment at Dartmouth has to start with an examination of the school’s Greek system, in which about two-thirds of sophomores, juniors and seniors are involved, said Susan Struble, a 1993 graduate who is also a member of Dartmouth Change. Hanlon, a former member of Dartmouth’s Alpha Delta fraternity, has said he believes the organizations contribute to college life."