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Redefining diversity

Mixed Feelings

After being in this environment for so long and having countless discussions about diversity and inclusion, I began to question my definition of diversity. I wondered if, when I was looking for diverse campuses, I was really just looking for the most multicultural ones.
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Rooted in community

Stories from The Book

I am fond of these academic check-ins from family. It lets me know that there are many people vested in my education and my well-being. I am not alone.
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Tear that castle down

Overconsumption

Opening the cupboard that day, there was the wall of cups looking as tall and thick as the Hoover Dam, apparently impenetrable by me. Although my first instinct was to rip those cups out of the wall in a fit of rage, I managed to restrain my emotions, because deep down, I was not that surprised.
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Learning first generation

Stories from the Book

There is no easy answer to those questions, just as there was no easy answer for me as I navigated being a first-generation Indian American growing up.
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Rest in pieces

Overconsumption

The first time I saw her was just after graduation. My sorority house was abandoned as women fled home for the summer. In their wake was the little yellow Mason jar, left abandoned in the drying rack of the kitchen.
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This (mixed) American life

Mixed Feelings

I noticed that the similarities between all of those perfect American families were not always present in my own. The differences that distinguished me would occasionally show up in side conversations at school, in silent judgment from friends or even in my own head at home.
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