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  1. Rashad Grove
    Rashad Grove September 9, 2013 at 10:08 AM |

    Excellent work! Black Girls Rock!!

  2. Frank Robinson
    Frank Robinson September 9, 2013 at 12:11 PM |

    Westmont would be progressive and wise to observe your experience and listen to the constructive criticism. Westmont should seek out former students of color as informed consultants in shaping a strategic plan of action and form a better, genuinely inclusive campus experience for the sake of students of color, in truth, for all students. This may result in a better tomorrow as more adequately equipped and informed graduates take their places in life.

  3. Hannah N
    Hannah N September 9, 2013 at 12:17 PM |

    I really appreciate the distinction you make between a group for black students being a safe space for support versus putting on events that cater to white students. It’s a good reminder that just because such a group exists doesn’t mean it’s meeting the needs of those who participate. We who are on staff at Christian colleges need to do more than just be like “Oh, there’s this group, go there.”

    Thanks for this piece, Joy.

  4. Nneka
    Nneka September 9, 2013 at 8:19 PM |

    You did that!!

  5. Leslie
    Leslie September 9, 2013 at 10:05 PM |

    Joy! This was a GREAT piece–to me it seems #BlackGirlProblems will continue to exist unfortunately. 2 & 6 are soooo real! It seems that many western churches & PWI’s only see Africa as a short-term mission field where they marvel at “how happy they are” despite the seemingly great need. And why am I almost 30 & my non-Black counterparts stillll ask me how I did my braids?! #Frustrating

  6. Corrie Aw. (@corrieaw)
    Corrie Aw. (@corrieaw) September 10, 2013 at 6:36 AM |

    I can’t believe what dumb things people will say, especially in what you would expect to be an educated environment.

    1. Deshaun MERRICK
      Deshaun MERRICK September 11, 2013 at 11:41 AM |

      This is great work and a good series of stories. My wife and I both attended Grace College with similar experiences throughout our four years. While we made life long friends and Christ moved mightily in our lives during that time, there were also a good deal of cultural barriers to break through. Good job putting a broader voice and a multiple faces on the issue.

  7. Jerome
    Jerome September 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM |

    yeah I did. Go black Girls, I love some black girls.

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