Where are Xavier’s white students?

By: Taylor Zachary Through 500 years of enslavement, thousands of anti-black policies and millions of Black lives annihilated in the spirit of avarice and hate, the United States intentionally assured me that I am no more than a Black body: liable to suffer the historic consequences of being in my own skin. I know this because I’ve discussed it, learned about it and sought to challenge the targets placed on my Blackness. Indeed, as I’m surely not getting any whiter, I fight a lifelong struggle. In light of the Jesuit values cura personalis (both intra and interpersonal care for the … Continue reading Where are Xavier’s white students?

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