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Marcus Lee
Marcus Lee is a Sophomore Sociology-Philosophy double major at Morehouse College originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. He currently serves as the Special Programs and Events Coordinator of Morehouse SafeSpace, the President of the Morehouse Sociological Association, and a resident advisor in a freshmen residence hall on campus. His future interests include being a scholar-activist for marginalized communities.

Entries by Marcus Lee

From Morehouse to Berkeley and Back: Difficult Decisions for Black Students

(10) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 11:31 AM

The college selection process was both a thrilling and troubling experience for me. It was thrilling in that my dreams were coming true -- all of my hard work was paying off and my life would soon transform incredibly. But, it was troubling in that I felt insecure about the...

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Race and Sex at HBCUs

(3) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 2:44 PM

On Monday, March 24 -- after a successful opening night of Spelhouse Pride Week -- my friends and I exited through the back of Benjamin E. Mays Hall only to see a Morehouse student writing a message in chalk on the concrete. As we got a bit closer, one of...

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Young and (Unabashedly) Black and Male and on Behalf of Myself, In Defense of Myself

(37) Comments | Posted July 30, 2013 | 2:50 PM

Trayvon Martin's death and George Zimmerman's getaway reinitiated a conversation of crucial importance about race. This conversation has been mistakenly conflated with the very specific, raced and gendered experience of young, heterosexual, Black men. What makes this (unsurprising and frustrating) conflation particularly odd is that this conversation is being had...

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Black Women: From Object to Human

(16) Comments | Posted March 4, 2013 | 12:05 PM

Black women are the wielders of truth and the bearers of life. Centuries of their narratives have given birth to an appreciation for freedom and to the multitude of opportunities at the hands of African Americans today. They possess a unique intuitive quality that informs their brilliant analyses of society and...

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Oppressed (Wo)Man's Burden

(2) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 4:38 PM

As an advocate for a variety of social justice issues, I am consistently in conversation with those who are ignorant of their participation in the perpetuation of oppression. Very recently, I've noticed a pattern among many of these conversations: after being introduced to their role(s) in oppression, the oppressors charge...

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Morehouse Offers LGBTQ Course: A Student's Perspective

(54) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 9:46 AM

The beauty of the Black LGBTQ community lies in its resilience. The storm that is created as racism, sexism and hetero-patriarchy collide constantly threatens to suffocate our voices and deprive society of our visibility. However, emulating the might and audacity of people like Bruce Nugent, Audre Lorde, Essex Hemphill and...

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