ANTH21: Race & Racism


ANTH21: Race & Racism


On Thursday, May 25, 2017, members of the Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive project team were asked to give a presentation to an ANTH21: Race & Racism course about the project with regards to race & racism.

In thinking about representing student perspectives and how many stories go untold, the final activity of the presentation was a prompt for the students to write their responses to the following question on a post-it note.

What would you want future students to know about how you are experiencing this current political era?

Items in the ANTH21: Race & Racism Collection

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 1
The individuals dong [sic] the chalking are just a small # of radicals at this university. Not that there [sic] views don't matter (in the) school, but they are a group of 10-20 at a school of 25,000. They want to evoke emotion. Don't (underline)…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 2
There is a lot of negativity & hate, but there are many people who fight against it.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 3
Despite the negativity, there are people who care and want to speak out against the negativity. I believe there is humanity in the world.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 4
In this current political era, I see and feel more hatred than every before. Although I have not been personally attacked, I have seen many peers attacked for their political views as well as race. Racism at UCSD is alive and must be addressed by…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 5
We let it happen just like people before us let Hitler happen. People in the future will lament. Still, nothing changes

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 6
I would want future students to understand that their activism is important. Generally conversations about these topics have lead [sic] to more understanding, support, and kindness for (me) & each opinion matters. With our current political climate,…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 7
Politics isn't the answer to racism. Jesus is!!!

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 8
By far the loneliest, most depressing years of my life. Can't wait to graduate. -2 year Transfer student

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 9
I'm constantly being categorized by my race and it's horrible to know because I'm seen as part of the whole rather than an individual

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 10
Scared about the popularity of Trump and his racist rhetoric...and what that means for my future

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 11
It's very polarizing. The political climate exposes how people think. Also exposes how dire the situation is when it comes to race relations in America.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 12
I am more aware of the hate in this political era. Hating seems so tiring. I wish we could just love

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 13
ignorant, non-empathetic partisanship on both sides

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 14
In this current political era, Trump and other politicians have targeted marginilized [sic] groups that me and my friends are a part of. I talk about these issues with my friends and provide and recieve [sic] support.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 15
We're in a climate where discussion is reduced to personal attacks & sometimes violence. This deters groups with real issues from speaking up, & stagnates progress. Future students should be more open to discourse & criticisms of the status quo

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 16
I have no feelings about Trump. Since he is a politician - even though he becomes the president and against Mexicans, he doesn't have that much power.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 17
News or things you see are not the representation, but at the same time these are facts.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 18
This campus is a mix of active and apathetic. Many are involved, their protests & responses are documented & history will remember them, but there are many who did not act & they will hold no accountability for their actions - except before God…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 19
I feel like there is a lot of fake activism. People are generally apathetic and don't actually think critically about actual change. Also, I don't feel secure on campus because of the racist activities that have happened. - Chicano

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 20
I've heard a lot from staff about how the literature department is doing what they can to hurt the spanish department (&) get rid of it. Once in my spanish class, a lady from the department walked in to my class. She interrupted, did a head count,…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 21
Being an Iranian American (1st gen.) I'm scared about Trump's growing popularity and what that means for myself, my family, and my community.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 22
It is incredibly disheartening to witness the election of such a misogynistic, racist, & intolerant leader. I can only hope this does not reflect the beliefs & values of our country. I beleive [sic] this period of disgrace can be overcome by love &…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 23
As a person of color, this political era has been challenging. To be specific, I am Hispanic. For someone to say hurtful stereotypes about my culture hurts; however I think this is important because it shows us, as a society, that we are not…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 24
I believe Jesus is crying with those who are in anguish, listening to those who are not heard, longing for healing and wholeness in deepest parts of our hearts, and fighting in the frontline for justice, peace, and mercy.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 26
I don't feel much discrimination, but politics will always have an (inn) on some kind of discrimination/inequality for monetary benefits. There will always be one way in which, legally, discrimination will be allowed through loopholes, as a school,…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 27
The political climate right now is happening around me rather than to me - I'm failry removed from campus polotics, only hearing about big, newsworthy stories

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 28

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 29
It is okay to have different opinions, but you have to be willing to listen and accept the different opinions and stories of others.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 30
Currently I am experiencing a huge divide between political parties. Not about right or wrong but about winning or losing

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 31
coming to UCSD from a mainly Latinx community has been difficult. It opened my eyes to realize how non-inclusive others are.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 32
Reading the news every day is a new, unbelievable adventure. This political era is borderline unbelievable.
*We all got in to this school and we all belong here and everyone deserves to feel like they are welcomed & we as a whole need to work on…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 33
I constantly see both sides. The side that constandly brings current issues up and the side that constantly disregards these issues. It pains me knowing that many disregard such an important topic

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 34
I want students to know that the political climate is not unexpected (underlined) or unexplainable (underlined) but is a product of prevalent mentalities in this country

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 35
I think we all want to say that "it's fine" and "it's going to be okay" but it's not

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 36
This political era doesn't really affect me as much as others. It just seems that today's politics is a shit fest of flame wars, trolls, and seeing who triggers who the hardest.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 37
If everyone was just a good person to everyone they meet, this wouldn't be an issue

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 38
Right now, I am terrified of the current political climate because of the growth of racism heralded by Trump's Electoral College victory and because of the draconic reforms Pence might put in place if Trump's impeached. Defiance through marches & art…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 39
There will be those who make you feel bad and those who make you feel good. Those who make you feel good are the ones worth fighting with and fighting for.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 40
I told my friends 4 years isn't a long time, we'll survive, he'll probably get impeached but goddamn. Trump is just...he pisses me off. And the rest of the world? It's like waiting for the next bad thing and you know it's probably going to come…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 41
This is an era where Asian Americans are still see [sic] as foreign. "Where are you really from?" No "where are YOU really from"

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 42
Performances of hate & discrimination rally the campus together in solidarity to change the thinking that led to the manifestation of such hateful acts.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 43
I personally have not yet been detrimentally affected by the actions of the current administration, but it saddens me to witness the discrimination and oppression other student groups face.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 44
Be yourself never change (underlined) for others !!!!
Inclusion and love made this country stron, they continued to do so.

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 45
Sometimes it could be tough to understand others because of racial differences, but you always need to have a [sic] open mind!

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 46
Although the events of the current political era have not yet directly affected me, it is horrifying and sobering to hear about what is going on in a society that is supposed to be moving forward. I feel like as a society, we are taking several steps…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 47
Helpless. But hopeful. I feel like I can't change the current political climate. This isn't where I want our society to be. But I'm hopeful. I'm hopeful that some of use are human enough to care enough to look out for others, to do something about…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 48
I think in the current time period we're in, the adversities and difficulties of minorities are becoming increasingly known and people are made aware of them. However, I think it's important to recognize adversity and prejudice for all racial groups.…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 49
As a transfer student from UC Santa Barbara, it is sad & pathetic to be at UCSD where the students are so divided. The 6/7/8 college system seperates [sic] people, the departments seperate [sic] people, & the commuting lifestyle seperate [sic]…

ANTH21: Race & Racism Response 50
It is awful!!! Why invite Dalai Lama (CA) Chinese political enemy to graduation speech when there is thousands of Chinese international student study here at UCSD??? What is the thoughts of leader of UCSD making this stupid decision? Is it…


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