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The Supreme Court should stay affirmative about affirmative action

By Rachel Choi, Multimedia Managing Editor
November 9, 2022

On Monday, Oct. 31, the Supreme Court held a hearing regarding the legality of race-conscious admission programs, more commonly known as affirmative action, through a lawsuit by the anti-affirmative action...

Runners cross the Boston Marathons finish line at Copley Square.

‘It’s just a party’: Boston Marathon returns after 910 day absence

By Adri Pray, Content Managing Editor
October 16, 2021

Family, friends, and spectators alike lined the twenty-six mile route of the Boston Marathon on Monday, yet another glimpse of normalcy as the city continues its recovery from the effects of the pandemic. Usually...

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...

Diti Kohli - Graphic by Ally Rzesa / Beacon Staff

Person of Color Column: Accepting the “brown” label

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
February 20, 2019

In July 2015, a Huffington Post Canada article about the fashion choices of a Bollywood star’s wife sparked controversy because of its headline, “Shahid Kapoor’s New Wife Mira Rajput’s Outfits...

Schools should judge students on the qualities they can control and nothing else. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Admitting students for more than their race

By Ziqi Wang
November 8, 2018

Last August, several Asian-American students who Harvard rejected during fall 2018 filed a lawsuit accusing the institution for discriminating against Asian-Americans. They claimed Harvard holds higher...

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