“Welcome to Xavier”

Give one word to describe the Martin Luther King Jr. “I Have a Dream” speech. “Nidouble g-er.” Welcome to Xavier. A defining moment of my freshman year, I can remember it like it happened yesterday. One of my suitemates in Kuhlman Hall was given this question as a part of a theology assignment. My suitemate, a white female, posted the question on her Facebook page and a string of responses ensued. Her friends wrote comments like “boring,” “long,” “silly,” “stupid” and a plethora of insulting words, but one girl who lived down the hall from me wrote “ni-double g-er” under … Continue reading “Welcome to Xavier”