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

Laverne Cox: “Trans is beautiful”

By: Jonathan Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor Laverne Cox entered the Schiff Banquet Hall to a standing ovation from an enthusiastic crowd. Cox came to Xavier as part of her campus speaking series “Ain’t I A Woman?,” which focuses on issues surrounding racial, gender and sexual identities. “I stand before you this evening as a proud, transgender, African American woman,” Cox said to the audience. During the talk, Cox explained how years of personal struggle and issues with self-identity helped her grow as an actress. “I am not just one thing,” she said. The lecture occurred as the transgender community … Continue reading Laverne Cox: “Trans is beautiful”