Yes, I speak English

Lost in Translation

anusha-subramanian_online

By the time Golden Bear Orientation finally ended and some kind of feeling began to creep back into my overtired muscles, I had practically developed a template for the conversations that I had with every new student. And it went something like this. First, I’d pick a personality. Who did
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melody-niv_online

Am I woke yet?

Jew-ish

What’s whiter than a 4-month-old jar of mayonnaise? An Ashkenazi Jew. It’s always amusing to me when people express their shock that I, a woman paler than Casper the Friendly Ghost, am ethnically Middle Eastern. My grandmother has dark(er) skin, as does my mother. I just happen to be whiter
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jasmine-tatah-online

Crossing the line

Off the Beat

Over the last few months of writing a weekly column about my mixed background, I’ve realized how proud I am to be biracial in spite of the occasional sense of exclusion. I’ve talked about what racial categories mean to me, discussed the feeling of being excluded from my Algerian side
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alejandra-marquez_online

Making a name for myself

Alien on Campus

That afternoon, my friends and I came up with Andra, which both originated from my first name and would sound less foreign in the United States. And just like that, I was baptized.
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Ismael Farooqui

Diversity without conflict?

The Campus on a Hill

The value of diversity on our campus can be described as a civil state of conflict among different groups of people. If we don’t recognize this delicate balance holding our campus up, we may allow the collapse of the very diversity we cherish.
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Nicole Kim Mug

For my name’s sake

Berkeley Got Back

As a Korean American, I am always faced with a perhaps trivial decision: Should I go by Dohee Kim or Nicole Kim?
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Deciding my own name

Off the Beat

Nothing will change unless I make the active decision to confront my indecision and find something solid to hold onto.
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