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Respecting, Recognizing, and Restoring Indigenous Rights

October 23, 2019

What does it mean to be a modern, indigenous person today? How am I supposed to dress, act, speak, even breathe like a Native? These thoughts have lingered on my mind for as long as I can remember and were especially highlighted on Monday, Oct. 14. Holding sorrow, anger, and violence but also pride, h...

Why The Word “Woke” Needs To Be Put To Rest

October 23, 2019

One of the most problematic parts about attending a liberal arts school is the arbitrary manner in which the term “woke” is used. People use the term in their everyday language because it’s one of those buzzwords that indicates a person is “down for the cause.” But, in my opinion, I believ...

Bates+Who?: A New Coalition for Racial Justice at Bates

Bates+Who?: A New Coalition for Racial Justice at Bates

May 16, 2017

Bates+Who? is a coalition of Bates students standing up to contest the abuses of Bates Campus Security officers against students at Bates (especially against students of color). The group formed in response to a long train of abuses committed by security   - the incident involving a black student and two Bates secur...

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