A Black Woman at Princeton

Harvard

Harvard

 

 

 

 

 

by Rana Campbellt

…originally published on madamenoire.com as Women in the Ivy League: “Everything’s not always so pretty at the top.”

This month, countless high school students across the country will be answering college acceptance letters making the difficult decision of what college to attend in the Fall.

If you asked my 17-year-old self the impact choosing to attend Princeton University would have on me, I probably wouldn’t have known how to answer. When I first got accepted into Princeton in the spring of 2009, I was both wildly excited yet undoubtedly naive. I thought I had all the “prep” I would need, having attended a well-regarded college preparatory school in Englewood, NJ for six years. I’d already experienced the doubts from my fellow high school classmates as the news spread that me and my best friend Amina (also a woman of color) had been the only people to be accepted into Princeton from our school. Continue reading

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Ex-Employee Chides Amazon.com

 

Ex-Employee Chides Amazon.com

In 2013, during my second year at Amazon, I had a baby of my own. Six weeks after my daughter was born, I was diagnosed with cancer…After my surgery, while I was still on maternity leave, I received a form letter saying that the health insurance provided by my employer had been terminated. Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich is at it again

Gingrich: “African Americans Don’t Understand the Key to Creating Wealth”
by Dr. Boyce Watkins
Dr.
Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.
Reposted from YourBlackWorld.com; January 256h 2012

Newt Gingrich, the same man who has made one disparaging remark after another about people of color, apparently has even more where that came from.  In a speech in 1993, Gingrich took the time to criticize black and Latino people, saying that they know very little about creating wealth. Continue reading

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