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How This African-American Filmmaker Was Inspired By African Indians

“Feeling a connection to their struggles, Asha Stuart sought to shine a light on the resilient Siddi community.

In this short by Asha Stuart, get a rare look inside the Siddi tribal villages and explore the cultural diversity of this forgotten community. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

This story is part of Women of Impact, a National Geographic project centered around women breaking barriers in their fields, changing their communities, and inspiring action.”

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Howard Schultz Says Starbucks Manager Showed her own ‘Unconscious Bias’ — and Possibly ‘Racial Profiling’

“The white Starbucks manager who called 911 on two African American men last week is no longer with the company, with Starbucks’s executive chairman saying the manager likely acted on her own “unconscious bias” when she decided to involve the police.”

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Kraft Global Fellows

Plean join us in congratulating the Spring 2018 Kraft Global Fellows!

Silence No More: Candlelight Vigil Against Sexual Violence

Please come and join us, this Friday at 6:30pm at Earl Hall.

Sam Goldberg, Hannah Bender Named Valedictorian, Salutatorian

Congratulations to Sam Goldberg and our Kraft Global Fellow, Hannah Bender!

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21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis

“Photographer Kiyun asked her friends at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus to “write down an instance of racial microaggression they have faced.”

The term “microaggression” was used by Columbia professor Derald Sue to refer to “brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color.” Sue borrowed the term from psychiatrist Dr. Chester Pierce who coined the term in the ’70s.”

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Nuestra América

We’ll see you there!

Starbucks Exposes 2 Americas — the One White People Love and the One Black People Live in

“Recently, a video hit social media showing a black man at a California Starbucks not being allowed to use the bathroom, as a white customer was easily granted access. On Tuesday, the company announced that it will close more than 8,000 stores on May 29 to conduct racial-bias education for its employees “geared toward preventing discrimination” in its stores.”

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It’s Time to Talk about Grief

“College students on campuses across the United States have been engaging in critical conversations about mental health at both the individual and institutional levels, but there is one condition that all too frequently goes overlooked.

It is time that we talk about grief, recognize it as a mental health condition, and address it as such at Columbia. Grief is something that has been familiar to me since before I started here.”

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Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

“The answer to the disparity in death rates has everything to do with the lived experience of being a black woman in America.”

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