"Earlier this month, AsAmNews reported that three student and alumni groups have sent letters to the Harvard University’s President Lawrence S. Bacow, pushing for a dedicated ethnic studies program following the departure of two-tenure track ethnic studies professors. The letters were part of an ongoing effort that has lasted over four decades..."
"Nearly 150 years ago in Promontory Point, Utah, employees from the Central Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad companies gathered around two locomotives to celebrate the completion of the first transcontinental railroad. The photograph taken on that May 10, 1869 day has become iconic in U.S. history, but fails to represent the overwhelming majority of the railway’s workforce, the thousands of laborers brought from China..."
Race Through the Forest: Debunking Diversity
"This site started as the brainchild of 15 people engaged in a Wake Forest University sociology course called Race and Ethnic Relations. Some of the primary organizing themes in our journey this semester include the shifting construction of race in US history, theoretical explanations for persistent racial inequality, and the promises and limitations in our movement toward racial equity.
We created this website as a way not only to acknowledge the prevalence of racial injustice in the United States, but to explore how race and racial inequality are recreated and perpetuated at our own institution, Wake Forest University. We did this by analyzing data and statistics, conducting interviews, and examining the history of Wake Forest. While the Office of Diversity & Inclusion works to relieve some racial tensions on campus, this website seeks to highlight how persistent racial inequalities shape the academic and social experiences of Wake Forest students and the overall university narrative."