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Kiran Deol, a South Asian American comedian, actress, and filmmaker.

Comedian Kiran Deol emphasizes need for diversity in comedy ahead of upcoming show

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
October 27, 2021

Like many industries in the US, the comedic arts are dominated by white males, making it especially noteworthy and necessary when women of color take the stage.  Kiran Deol is headlining a show on...

Anna Feder at the Bright Lights Film Series in 2019.

Bright Lights Film Series kicks off with ‘On These Grounds,’ exposing over-policing in schools

By Dionna Santucci
October 14, 2021

Bright Lights Film kicked off its fall 2021 series on Wednesday, Sept. 22 with the documentary “On These Grounds.” The film was created by three alumni, Garret Zevgetis ‘05, Kevin Bright ‘76,...

I, and a myriad of other people of color, don’t feel comfortable with white people feeling obligated to get offended for me when someone mentions something about my race. / Illustration by Christine Park

Speak up alongside people of color, not for them

By Jin Ko
October 4, 2019

Race is complicated—that goes without saying. Anyone, especially people of color, who just read the first sentence, knows that race can affect everything, from how the cashier looks at you when you...

“It took me two years to understand that America is not the same as back home, and that there are more conflicts than I could ever imagine.” / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: The Disparity Between Looking and Feeling Like A Person of Color

By Ziqi Wang
September 4, 2019

I knew I wanted to go to college in America as early as middle school. In China, I went to an international school, and I spent my junior year of high school as an exchange student in Michigan where I...

True social justice at a college cannot be brought about without its students. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Students of color, others are speaking for us

By Isha Marathe
February 20, 2019

On Nov. 7, 2018, I walked into a meeting about institutional racism at Emerson College and was surprised to see I was the only student of color in the room. The meeting was led by Sylvia Spears, vice...

 I can’t help but think that having a more diverse mix of students and teachers would do wonders for not only comedy, but nearly everything at Emerson. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Major Thoughts: Embracing comedic and cultural identity

By Brandon Ratcliff
November 21, 2018

This article is part of the "Major Thoughts" series. Contributors will be voicing their opinions about their major, including improvements they would like to see and advice for other students.  When...

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