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First Generation Undergraduate Students of Color at PSU Serving as Mentors and College Access Coaches to High School Youth

By: Jacqueline Arrezola, GDI EEC program coordinator

The Equity and Empowerment Corps. (EEC) is a mentorship program at Portland State University housed under Global Diversity and Inclusion (GDI). 323 more words

Discussing Race and Identity - Rachel Godfrey

In my experience, I have experienced similar difficulties with microaggressions, also known as “casual racism” in London, Like the United States, the UK has its own set of racial tensions that inhabit college campuses and the greater London community.  1,001 more words

The Poor Kid's Guide to Surviving the GRE

I’ve gotten a few inquiries from friends asking me how I prepared for the GRE, or Graduate Records Examinations, the exam most people will have to take to apply for grad school. 2,493 more words

Ivy degree – now what? Low-income grads struggle with careers, status

Many low-income students who are the first generation in their families to go to college feel pressure to succeed and grapple with one of the most difficult transitions in a modern, developed society – moving from one socioeconomic class to another. 3,178 more words

Coming Out: The Abroad Edition - Rachel Godfrey

I have always felt uncomfortable about the phrase “coming out” because of the inherent implication about there being a “normal” or “standard” sexuality, while others are regarded as “other” or “strange.” This past summer, I had to wrestle with this concept. 711 more words

Embracing Discomfort: Studying the Arts in London as an East Asian - Unique Wenxuan Xue

“There will never be a place where I can fully belong.”

This is what I wrote down on Facebook, right before the plane took off to London, the city where I would stay for the next six months.

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Why All Students Need More Teachers of Color

Photo: https://thegrio.com/2011/09/28/new-study-shows-teacher-pay-gap-in-black-and-latino-schoolssigni/

Let’s begin with this basic fact: Teachers of color comprise just under 18 percent of all teachers in the United States. However, as of the 2014-2015 school year, students of color are a new majority in public schools, representing approximately 50.3 percent of all students. 371 more words

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