As previous editors have mentioned in their own farewell columns, The Daily Tar Heel can be an unforgiving place to work, especially if you are a person of color.
"Even if we are fortunate enough to be caught by a net, many Black folks are still slipping through. This can largely be attributed to pre-existing conditions and historically-lower quality of care."
"We want to know what you’re up to, how you’re coping, your at-home workout plan, which philanthropic causes you’d recommend supporting and so on."
While this middle-of-the-road ideology is understandable in an effort to cast a wide net, it left a lot of us wondering if his willingness to take a backseat to outspokenness on queer issues — particularly those that impact queer people of color — would translate to his time as president.
"Let’s remember that there are low-income, Black and Latinx students on this campus. Let’s also remember that these students’ access to PrEP is being limited in a way that is antithetical to the groundbreaking strides that our University is making in HIV research."
"Just like those who use social media as a space for advocacy — using this platform to raise awareness about social issues is inherently helpful in spreading awareness."
Any workplace would be lucky to have queer and trans staff members, and the Supreme Court should back this up by protecting our right to equal employment — regardless of who we are or who we love.
My desk's mission to diversify our staff is not about stroking our progressive egos for the sake of having a postcard-worthy staff. This effort is about producing the best content possible while simultaneously uplifting the voices and opinions of marginalized folks in our community.
Editorial Board recognizes that Morehouse College is taking a step in the right direction with their new gender identity policy, however it is not without flaw.
"Thanks to the toxic ways in which race defines and structures our interactions with one another, I felt trapped in a lightskin purgatory feeling both privileged and marginalized and not knowing how to reconcile that."