|By Georgiepie (Georgiepie) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 02:17 pm: Edit|
so i got into barnard with my two best friends, and we're all minorities and got this packet. and i guess we were confused as to what constitutes a student "of color." i always thought it meant african-americans, but i'm hispanic and my other friend's asian. i was wondering if barnard made a mistake, or if "of color" just means everyone non-white? in my town it just means the african americans.
|By Sybbie719 (Sybbie719) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 02:46 pm: Edit|
Everyone who has identified themselves as a minority
|By Itziar (Itziar) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 05:17 pm: Edit|
Are you guys(/your daughters) going? I don't think I am...I'm part Hispanic and I got the invitation. I think they should change the title or open it up to anyone interested in diversity issues at college (like Mt. Holyoke does). Especially w/the title as it is, I'd feel really uncomfortable showing up and possibly having people me why the heck I was there (I look pretty "white").
|By Sybbie719 (Sybbie719) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 07:30 pm: Edit|
Glad you were able to make a choice because Bryn Mawr and Mount Holyoke are having their admitted students weekend at the smae time. Since we live in NYC, she is going to try to go to something else that the school will hold
|By Georgiepie (Georgiepie) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 07:56 pm: Edit|
yeah exactly, i want to go but i look totally "white," just with a darker skin tone. i just found the title a little weird and didn't know what was up. but thanks for the clarification. i guess i'm waiting to see if other hispanics are going or whatnot. but i would've thought that a school like barnard in nyc would have called it something else, haha.
|By Larmes (Larmes) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 02:50 pm: Edit|
I just got my admissions packet and I was a little stunned with the whole students of "color" weekend. I'm a student from India but I don't want to be seperated from the rest by being welcomed as a "colored" student. I can't go anyway because I have my IB exams the next week..just a little put off
|By Itziar (Itziar) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 03:50 pm: Edit|
I agree w/you...the world "colored" is so old-fashioned anyhow, I'm surprised Barnard actually used it.
|By Sybbie719 (Sybbie719) on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 05:34 pm: Edit|
I don't belive it is their intention to refer to you as a "colored' student
They did not use the words "colored" which was past connotations to black and now african americans.
THe term they used was "of Color" which embraces everyone
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