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The Spectrum: Deconstructing white-passingness

Jolie Boulos, Op-Ed Contributor

June 8, 2018

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. “What are you?...

The Daily Northwestern’s 2018 Diversity Report

The Daily Northwestern Editorial Board

June 1, 2018

Filed under Editorial, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Opinion, Top Stories

For nearly 137 years, The Daily Northwestern has been the newspaper of record for Northwestern and Evanston. And for the vast majority of that time, we have not been representative of either of those communities. It’s no...

Martinez: Reaffirming my Korean identity

Marissa Martinez, Assistant Opinion Editor

April 2, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

  I’ve dreamed of visiting South Korea since I was 8 years old. But because of money, school and work issues, we were never able to make the trip back to my grandmother’s homeland. She had immigrated to the Uni...

Closson: Saying goodbye to the Opinion Desk, and all its high and lows

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

March 9, 2018

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

Running the Opinion Desk for the past two quarters, putting it mildly, has been an experience. If you told me Fall Quarter of my freshman year that I’d end up running this desk once — let alone doing it twice — there’s...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing whiteness from a multiracial perspective

Laura Carther, Op-Ed Contributor

February 1, 2018

Filed under Contributors, Opinion, The Spectrum

Writing about my own identity has always been a challenge for me. The way I have identified myself and the way I have been identified by others has been so varied and fluid throughout my life that when I try to pin it down, I...

Korean and American: Dual citizenship complicates identity

Louis Oh, Op-Ed Contributor

May 18, 2017

Filed under Latest Stories, Opinion, The Spectrum

This essay is part of The Spectrum, a forum in our Opinion section for marginalized voices to share their perspectives. To submit a piece for The Spectrum or discuss story ideas, please email spectrum@dailynorthwestern.com. Four year...

Soto: We should not denigrate English learners while padding our résumés with second languages

Isabella Soto, Assistant Opinion Editor

January 11, 2017

Filed under Columns, Latest Stories, Opinion

During Winter Break, news outlets reported that an older woman in a Kentucky JCPenney went on an angry, hate-fueled tirade directed at two Latina shoppers. The woman’s vitriol was deeply rooted in racist rhetoric, she assumed...