Being Brown at an Elite Private Institution called, Amherst College
To whom it may concern:
Latinx students and the diversity within the Latinx community need more visibility and support on the Amherst College campus. We need support in all senses of the word: academic support, administrative support, emotional support, or else we won’t be able to successfully function as healthy students. As Latinx students, we do not feel that we have a space or a cohesive Latinx identity on this campus. Arriving to a campus that is predominantly Caucasian creates feelings of alienation for black and brown Latinxs that should not be ignored. It often becomes difficult to understand how we should relate to our identities as Latinxs. We need more support from administration and the Amherst community in general in order to have our identities reaffirmed as Latinx students that deserve a space as much as our white peers at such an elite institution.
Having our only exclusive space…
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