Being Black at UC Riverside: We Belong Everywhere

Topic: UCR, Being Black at  UCR,  education, University racial profiling
Segment: D Report
Participants: Precious Fasakin
Broadcast Air Date: 7/12/19
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Segment produced in KUCR, the radio station of the University California in Riverside.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion Points

  • Instagram page – Being Black at UCR
  • How do we share our racialized experiences while at UC Riverside?
  • How does following a generic police protocol, place students of color in differentiated vulnerable positions?
  • Can you hide systemic racial bias within neutral protocols?
  • Are we gas-lighting students by having them question their responses as second-guessed overreactions?
  • Is UC Riverside able to keep student’s safe from the history of racism and hegemonic patterns?
  • Is racism outside of the realm of logic?
  • Lets talk about being black at UCR.
  • How does UC riverside reproduce the structural inequality patterns of exclusion by race, class and gender?
  •  Does the campus of UC Riverside design include gender as a filter?
  •  How do micro-aggressions harm students?
  •  What is the relationship between what exist in our head and the exists in the world around us?
  •  When we share so many similar situations, we can conclude that these racialized micro-aggressions are not isolated experiences.
  •  What is the history of constructing blackness?
  •  How is race discourse remade every morning?
  •  How do we share our position that we belong at UC riverside and everywhere?
  •  What is democratic education?
  •  The things we experience on campus are the legacy, the history of gate-keeping?

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