Reflections from the Dale is a student led opinion section about their perspectives about SIUC and it’s surrounding community. Opinions shared do not reflect the opinions of the Black Alumni Group.
(This is part one of a four part series concerning activism in Carbondale, May 2nd, and the activism in SIUC’s Black community) In late April, I was questioned by SIUC’s Department of Public Safety. Now, don’t get me wrong: these officers did not haul me down to the DPS office, lock me in a room, and interrogate me for an…Read More
I’m not here to pass judgement on whether or not Joseph Kuzera, author of the “SIUC White is Right” YouTube video is a dyed in the wool racist: I’m here to talk about how Kuzera, and others like him, help to perpetuate the “Crisis in Carbondale” that has come to define the lives of students of color on SIUC’s campus.…Read More
In response to a demand by a group of student activists that the university hold a press conference to admit its problem with institutional racism, Chancellor Brad Colwell stated the following: “The way I’ve been reading the demand is for us to come out say that we are a racist campus or institution and that’s not the case, but are…Read More
In an effort to keep an open dialogue with students, faculty, staff, and community of SIUC we have asked several various people from across that spectrum to give their reflections on the everyday life for Black people in the area.Read More