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"Were You In Prison?": Exposing Assumptions Of Incarceration While In A Doctoral Program

Roberto Montoya, M.A. | Posted 11.19.2016 | Latino Voices
Roberto Montoya, M.A.

Not unkindly he asks "what program?" I tell him that I am starting my PhD. Without hesitation he responds "were you in prison?" The question stupefied me. I immediately thought, "Dude, I have never even received more than parking ticket. What would make you think I was in prison?" It's not like I have visible tattoos, as if that is some guarantee of previous incarceration. Yet, inherently, I knew he was referring to my pigmentation and perceived cultural background.

Mizzou-Inspired Protests Coming At Other Colleges

Reuters | Braden Goyette | Posted 11.10.2015 | College

NEW YORK, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Students are holding events designed to bring attention to racial issues on a handful of U.S. college campuses this week,...

UA Sorority Chapters In No Rush To Accept Blacks: Report

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.12.2013 | College

The University of Alabama Panhellenic Association has come under fire after The Crimson White, a student paper, published an exposé alleging that at ...

Frat Linked To Racist, Anti-Gay Prank Say They Were Victims

Posted 06.17.2013 | Chicago

Updated story A day after a fraternity at the University of Chicago came under fire in connection to a "prank" on an African-American mail carrier ...

'A Racial Incident'

R.D. Courteau | Posted 08.05.2012 | College
R.D. Courteau

Coming from a small town in Arkansas -- a state whose past includes the forced integration of the Little Rock Nine -- I had arrived on campus picturing Williams as a more progressive place than it has proven to be.