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The Identities Series is a series of commentaries discussing a diversity of people’s identities and how their identities are shaped by the world around them.

Identities Series: Finding and Opening Spaces for Multiracial Students

By Julia Batista November 10, 2020
Despite struggling to figure out what spaces I belong in, it’s imperative that I understand the privilege I have because of the lightness of my skin.
Sophomores Walt Martzen and Rianna Larkin listen intently to another IC Mixed member Feb. 22 in Friends Hall as they share personal stories of their multiracial backgrounds.

Student group IC Mixed discusses mixed-race experiences

By Ashae Forsythe, Staff Writer April 4, 2017
Watkins’ eyes burn with passion when he goes into detail about the complexities he’s experienced as someone who identifies as multiracial.
Black Lives Matter Ithaca event celebrates social progress

Black Lives Matter Ithaca event celebrates social progress

By Ashae Forsythe, Contributing Writer March 1, 2017
The event was an opportunity for the black community to reflect on the achievements of the Black Lives Matter movement and mourn the lives lost.

Guest Commentary: Student searches for identity outside of race

By Derek Crossman February 20, 2013
I learned I was different from my friends in gym class in 7th grade. My classmates joked that I was brown and called me a “nigger” and a “beaner.” It was the first time race ever became a factor in my life, and from then on I’ve been hyper-aware of my skin color. Simply put, I’m…
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