I, Too, Am Harvard

M. Lawrence

Race issues on college campuses have seemed to prevail over time with disregard to the humans who are deeply impacted by it, the students. Students at the UCLA School of Law recently released a video titled, 33 depicting their perspectives on being such a small population of black students enrolled in the school. Their mission is “to raise awareness of the disturbing emotional toll placed upon students of color due to their alarmingly low representation within the student body.”
In school, I too remember occurrences of feeling singled out by my peers solely due to my race. Some may think that I was simply pulling the “race card,” however I was only showing “my reality card.” It’s the true reality that so many minority students face on their respective campuses.
This is also true for an underrepresented group of individuals at Harvard. This has led a group of students to raise their voice on the same issue on campus, race. By doing so, “I,Too, Am Harvard” has since been born.
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