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Racial Climate Dialogue

Ada Carter

Racial Climate Dialogue

The following pieces are part of the Register Forum’s new series of guest-written contributions from different CRLS clubs. The views expressed in these pieces do not represent the opinions of the Register Forum. They are the perspectives of the Black Student Union and CRLS administration respectively.

Excerpts from this piece also appear in our October 2019 print edition.

Black Student Union Viewpoint

Maya Counter on Behalf of the Black Student Union, Contributing Writer

A Need for Safe Spaces As black students, we live in a world that sees us through the lens of prejudice, racial stereotypes, and negativity. As mainstream stereotypes and marginalization pervade every societal space we occupy, we find ourselves constantly fatigued by the effort it takes to make white people more comfortable. That is why we cherish our safe spaces in life; we need them to heal, to r...

Administration Response

Damon Smith on Behalf of the CRLS Administration

The opinion pieces submitted by the BSU highlight challenging experiences for students at CRLS. I am grateful to the BSU for sharing their concerns. It is clear from the BSU opinion pieces and recent experiences in the CRLS community that there is still much work to be done. This fall, and last school year, CRLS administrative leaders have engaged with BSU members, as well as other student leaders,...

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