Articles tagged: Racism


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University investigates racist comments by sociology professor

Content warning: This article references offensive statements made by the professor.  Four Black students reported Associate Professor Timothy Wickham-Crowley in April 2019 for numerous offensive and discriminatory comments he made... Read more

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Social unrest prompts Georgetown’s first Black student-athlete coalition

As a wave of protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue and Georgetown grapples with instances of racism on its own campus, Georgetown Black student-athletes have virtually united through... Read more

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Dear PWI: Students use social media to share stories of racism and bias on campus

CW: Racism When Tara Ravishankar (COL ‘22) came across various Instagram accounts telling the stories of marginalized students at predominantly white institutions (PWIs) across the country, she immediately thought of... Read more

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Students petition to end legacy admissions at Georgetown

A long-accepted part of the college admissions process, legacy admissions, which prioritizes applicants with familial ties to a school, have come under renewed scrutiny for their prioritization of wealthy, predominately... Read more

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An open letter to my fellow white friends: Let’s talk about race.

Speaking out against racism is more than an action. It is a process of recognizing the ways in which white people contribute to and benefit from institutional and societal racism. It is a process of realizing feeling guilty is a privilege—that Black people and other people of color have been living with the effects of this racism for their entire lives. 

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GUSA Senate condemns blog post written by a Georgetown student

The GUSA Senate passed a resolution condemning the message of a blog post written by Georgetown student William Mitchell Torgerson (COL ’22) at their meeting on July 6.  The post... Read more

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Call to action for commitment to global anti-racism leads to reflection in SFS

Content warning: This article discusses instances of oppression of Black individuals.  Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service is committed to the inclusion of global anti-racism as a core principle, according to... Read more

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Georgetown University, GUSA Senate recognize Juneteenth

Content warning: This article mentions police brutality, violence, and racist comments against Black individuals.  Georgetown will observe June 19 as an official holiday every year, University President John DeGioia announced... Read more

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Amy Klobuchar, Eric Holder address systemic racism and policing reform

Former presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and former Attorney General Eric Holder addressed Georgetown University students on June 10 in a virtual event hosted by the Georgetown Institute of... Read more

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GUSA Senate passes resolution in support of Black Lives Matter protests

Content Warning: This article references violence and police brutality.  The GUSA Senate passed a resolution to support the Black Lives Matter protests and the Black students on Georgetown’s campus at... Read more

On The Pandemic

On the Pandemic: This Virus Has No Race

"With the rise in anti-Asian sentiment, I can’t help but feel uneasy in the rare times I do leave my house since the stay-at-home orders began. I wonder if the man who pushes his cart past mine in the supermarket sees me and feels hate. I worry if today might be the day some crazed stranger passes me or my family and reacts violently. "

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Berkley Center Hosts Event on Civil Rights

Faculty and students gathered at the Berkley Center on Oct. 12th for a discussion with  Kenneth Bedell, who explored questions of American race relations and sociology in his newest book,... Read more

Carrying On

Carrying On: ‘That Was Racist’ Can’t Be the End of the Conversation

Liberals, myself included, are in a well-documented crisis. Friction between progressives dominates my news feed more than arguments across ideologies. Divides have opened between focus on identity politics and economics,... Read more

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Politics of the Pitch: Racism in Football

“We are all monkeys.” This phrase was famously repeated among many football stars following an incident that occurred on April 27, 2014. It was a La Liga match between title... Read more

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An "Everyone Problem," Not Just a "Russia Problem"

Let’s not kid ourselves. After #Sochiproblems, the annexation of Crimea, and concerns over the feasibility of Qatar 2022, a critical light will fall on Russia 2018 at some point. After... Read more