Eliminating Racism

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SAR21: The Model Minority Myth

Friday, April 23, 2021

I am a mixed-race woman. A British-Indonesian. I am a first-generation immigrant, born of a first-generation immigrant, and racism has been a persistent presence in my life. Some instances have been very explicit, such as through shouted racial slurs, being told to “go home,” and assumptions that my mother must be a mail-order bride. However,… Continue Reading SAR21: The Model Minority Myth

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SAR21: Statement from Renee Thomas, Black Cultural Center of Purdue University

Thursday, April 22, 2021

I relocated to the Greater Lafayette community over 30 years ago to work for the Purdue University Black Cultural Center. When I first moved to this beautiful community, it immediately became apparent there is something special about being a Boilermaker and member of the Greater Lafayette community. Our community is full of energy and excitement.… Continue Reading SAR21: Statement from Renee Thomas, Black Cultural Center of Purdue University

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SAR21: Journey Toward Inclusion

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

On April 10, 2021, over 150 people gathered outside West Lafayette City Hall for a Stop Asian Hate rally and march. This is the first time in the Greater Lafayette area that Asian Americans stood together and voiced our collective fear and anger. Looking at the signs and hearing the crowd chanting, I couldn’t help… Continue Reading SAR21: Journey Toward Inclusion

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SAR21: YWCA Greater Lafayette Letter to Our Community

Monday, April 19, 2021

Dear YWCA Greater Lafayette Family, In the 92-year history of YWCA Greater Lafayette, the need to fulfill our mission of eliminating racism and empowering women has never been greater. People of color across our country and right here in Greater Lafayette, have been barraged with messages of hate, inequity, lack of opportunity, disparities in healthcare… Continue Reading SAR21: YWCA Greater Lafayette Letter to Our Community