AB Selma trip examines privilege

By: Henry Eden ~Staff Writer~ A 14:1 black-to-white student ratio at Xavier’s “Becoming White” event weeks ago has sparked a deep discussion on racial identity. Additionally, an international student survey has shown that although members of the Xavier community feel that their environment is welcoming to foreign students, relatively few individuals have interacted with students enrolled in the Intensive English program. The Newswire addressed these concerns to four members of Alternative Breaks (XUAB): Selma, XUAB’s newest location that explores social issues and civil rights from past to present. Although the location of the trip lends itself to discussion on racial … Continue reading AB Selma trip examines privilege

Xavier discusses white identity

By: Micah Price ~Staff Writer~ What is white privilege? Where does it come from? Why is it necessary to talk about? These questions were explored by Xavier students and faculty on Jan. 31 during the Center for Diversity and Inclusion’s I.D. Series event, “Becoming White: A Critically Important Conversation.” The event’s panel consisted of Dr. Molly Keehn and Dr. Ben Neale. They are professionals in the fields of social justice education and statistical genetics, respectively, who explored their identities as white people and what the phrase “white privilege” means in the context of today’s society. Neale spoke about growing up, … Continue reading Xavier discusses white identity