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WSU resource center hosts workshop on systemic racism, privilege

“Racism is a problem for white folks to fix,” said Lisa Guerrero, WSU professor of comparative ethnic studies and American studies and culture. “The people who hold the power have to change the problem.”

JENAE LAXSON, Evergreen reporter

October 19, 2020

WSU’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center held an event on Saturday to discuss systemic racism and the benefits of correcting behavior rather than labeling someone as racist or homophobic.  Racism is systemic, said Lisa Guerrero, WSU professor of comparative ethnic studies...

Panelists analyze memoir about life during apartheid

Apartheid intensified racial divides in South Africa. One law banned interracial marriages and sexual relations between Black and white South Africans.

ANGELICA RELENTE, Evergreen editor in chief

September 25, 2020

Three individuals discussed their thoughts on Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” on Thursday at a virtual panel hosted by WSU’s Global Learning Program. They also shared their experiences growing up during apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid started in 1948, which heightened racial divides in South Africa. One of the laws enforced included th...

Access Center, disabled students club host virtual disability awareness series

Steve Way, actor and comedian with muscular dystrophy, will speak about healthcare for Americans with disabilities from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

September 14, 2020

Speakers will emphasize how intersectionality affects those who live with disabilities during a WSU-systemwide virtual disability awareness series this fall. Events will start this Wednesday and continue until November.  Steve Way, actor and comedian with muscular dystrophy, will kick off the ser...

WSU librarian compiles list of anti-racist resources

The anti-racist resource guide is available online at WSU Libraries. The guide includes a list of books about race and racism.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

July 22, 2020

A WSU librarian created a resource guide of books to encourage conversation about race and racism. After the murder of George Floyd, there was a lot of self examination, both for individuals and for institutions, WSU Libraries librarian Erica Nicol said. The anti-racist resources guide was create...

WSU student confronts reality of being bisexual, biracial woman

When Samantha King-Shaw was a freshman on the WSU track and field team, she did not feel accepted as a bisexual and biracial person. However, two years later, she found a place she could be herself in the Queer Intersectional Association and PERIOD.

JAYCE CARRAL, Evergreen reporter

July 13, 2020

Finding accepting people and an accepting community who acknowledge her as a multifaceted being is something Samantha King-Shaw, a biracial and bisexual woman, has been working on for a while now.  “Once I was introduced to sexuality as a spectrum ... That was when it clicked,” said Samantha...

‘I shouldn’t have to put it on a sign for people to know that I’m worthy of life’

Community members met Sunday evening at the Gladish Community & Cultural Center to protest the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man who was killed by police officers in Minneapolis.

JAYCE CARRAL and ANGELICA RELENTE

May 31, 2020

A demonstrator waved a pole with the American flag hung upside-down. People waved posters that read “I can’t breathe” and “A riot is the language of the unheard” in the air. About 100 demonstrators marched through downtown Pullman on Sunday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter mov...

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