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The Spectrum: Deconstructing white-passingness

Jolie Boulos, Op-Ed Contributor

June 7, 2018

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 Spectrum: Television writers need to stop killing their LGBTQ characters

Jesseca Rodgers, Op-Ed Contributor

March 8, 2018

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. A friend texted me a few weeks ago raving about a TV show she...

The Spectrum: Learning to love Northwestern as a multiethnic woman

Anisa Codamon, Op-Ed Contributor

February 11, 2018

Being a student at Northwestern felt isolating for a very long time. To start, no one looked like me. I had dark skin, Asian eyes and a culture that was unrelatable to many other people around me. I am half Honduran (Hispanic de...

The Spectrum: Deconstructing whiteness from a multiracial perspective

Laura Carther, Op-Ed Contributor

February 1, 2018

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...

The Spectrum: Students of color shouldn’t be forced to feel obligated to always speak about their identities

Troy Closson, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2017

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. During Peer Adviser training this fall, as we practiced facilitatin...