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Facing segregation in the 21st century through campus programs

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Title

Facing segregation in the 21st century through campus programs

Subject

Facing segregation in the 21st century through campus programs

Description

“Facing segregation in the 21st century through campus programs” was written by Tom Nucatola and was published on March 24, 2011, in the Ursinus Grizzly. Mr. Nucatola argues that SPINT housing and the W.R. Crigler Institute program (formerly The Bridge Program) promote self-segregation and are inherently racist. He states that these programs are racist because “they assume that minority students cannot be successful without significant and special support from Ursinus College.” Mr. Nucatola then brings his attention to the “SPINT dilemma” which he believes to have contributed to segregation at Ursinus. He believes that the communities who live in SPINT housing specifically for “gay people” and “minorities” are problematic. He fears that these houses allow for the “communities” which he clarifies, later on, is the minorities on campus, is using the housing to seek protections in the confines of the shared place of residence. He says that despite them not having labels that say “gay only” or “minorities only”, they have become a place where minorities only live therefore contributing to segregation on the Ursinus College. In the end, he makes an ask Ursinus College to end these policies and to embrace all students as individuals and not by their race or sexuality.

Creator

Tom Nucatola

Source

Grizzly Newspaper

Publisher

Ursinus College

Date

March 24, 2011

Format

Newspaper

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper

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Citation

Tom Nucatola , “Facing segregation in the 21st century through campus programs,” Digital History at Ursinus, accessed December 14, 2019, http://omeka.ursinus.edu/items/show/1506.

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