Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

Emerson College's student newspaper

The Berkeley Beacon

The unwavering patriarchy in India is deeply rooted in the history of the country, and it starts with the Indian family dynamic. The husband and father is the head of a household, making sons the desired offspring, while daughters can be seen as a burden..

There is no excuse for hate crimes against Asian Americans

By Mariyam Quaisar, Content Managing Editor
March 25, 2021

The recent murder of eight people, including six of Asian descent at three different locations—a massage parlor in Acworth, GA and two spas in Atlanta, GA—calls for an addressing of hate crimes against...

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Mom, meet my ‘friend’

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
December 12, 2019

My high school boyfriend’s dreary old minivan was a staple in our driveway. He hugged my mom when they crossed paths in public, watched football games with my brother, and lovingly tackled my dog when...

Melanie Curry - Graphic By Ally Rzesa for The Berkeley Beacon.

Person of Color Column: My skin color is not a Halloween costume

By Melanie Curry
October 30, 2019

On Oct. 23, 2018, former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly defended blackface on live television.  “But what is racist?" Kelly asked. “Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts...

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: I ain’t sari for wearing my culture with pride

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
October 23, 2019

I’m often an all-black outfit kind of gal. My wardrobe mostly comprises turtlenecks, collared shirts, and high-waisted jeans in a sophisticated albeit boring range of neutral colors. It’s sprinkled...

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Person of Color Column: Reconciling my mental health with my culture

By Seren Cho
October 19, 2019

Part of my identity is made up of being academically successful, or, for a better use of the term, a “know-it-all.” Growing up half-Korean in a Korean-dominated household, I learned that I couldn’t...

Jade Lopez - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month away from home

By Jade Lopez
October 9, 2019

When Sept. 15 arrived, the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I was eager to go to the Dining Center to see the foods they’d be serving that day. However, my heart broke when I opened up...

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: My mission to say my name correctly

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
September 24, 2019

My name is Diti.  It is short and sweet—four basic letters that, despite their simplicity, are curiously foreign to most Americans. I’m Indian, and because lengthy names are common in my culture,...

Melanie Curry - Graphic By Ally Rzesa for The Berkeley Beacon.

Person of Color Column: Conversations can change culture

By Melanie Curry
September 11, 2019

Last semester, I confronted a white friend about her unintentionally racist comments. In our conversation, I talked about one of the biggest problems with racism today—microaggressions. “Some of...

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