Perspectives

Jalin Jackson ’19: Should Free Speech or Davidson Whiteness Be Our Focus?

Jalin Jackson ’19: Should Free Speech or Davidson Whiteness Be Our Focus?

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Jalin Jackson ’19 (Response to Lizzie Kane ’22) Photo courtesy of Jalin Jackson Should free speech or Davidson whiteness be our focus? Is free speech an issue at Davidson? Some white people often respond to this with predictable perspectives.  One person may agree that free speech at Davidson College isRead More

Cathy Xu ’21: Support the Asian-American Initiative

Cathy Xu ’21: Support the Asian-American Initiative

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Cathy Xu ’21 Photo by Katharine Cabot ’22 While Davidson College has a 5.2 percent Asian student population—congruent with America’s 5.8 percent Asian population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau—and offers East Asian, South Asian, and even Chinese Studies, an important distinction between Asian and Asian-American needs to be made.Read More

Quillen and the College Should Promote Free Speech

Quillen and the College Should Promote Free Speech

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Lizzie Kane ’22 Being Jewish, I felt endangered by the tweets the Davidson student, who is no longer on campus, allegedly posted this past fall. They were homophobic, racist, and anti-Semitic. The student posted pictures of the Ku Klux Klan and said she wished she could go back to theirRead More

Students Who Want to Change, Go to Common Ground

Students Who Want to Change, Go to Common Ground

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Sabid Hossain ’21 Picture by John Crawford ’20 I was initially a large critic of Common Ground. When I first heard about it, I was skeptical about this so-called “ideal” organization that could facilitate conversations between all affinity groups. Because I had never heard of Common Ground, an organization that existedRead More

Perspective: Abroad Experience Shows Need for Jewish Studies

Perspective: Abroad Experience Shows Need for Jewish Studies

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Lucy Hammet ’19 Picture by John Crawford ’20 On the first day of history class at my study abroad program in Copenhagen, Denmark, my professor asked the class to introduce ourselves and explain what we brought to the class. I found myself stumped. What did I bring to this class?Read More