The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Amplified the Great Need for Black Doctors

My dad always looks forward to his doctor’s appointments. He intentionally books the final slot of the day to have extended time with his doctor. He knows the time will be used for more than just a check up, but an opportunity to catch up about their lives, families, and current events. His doctor is … Continue reading The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Amplified the Great Need for Black Doctors

The Critical Nature of Youth Work

Credit: Jeff Miller - UW-Madison In a place like Madison, it’s easy to be fixated on the campus. However, there is a city filled with people, specifically youth, that college students can be a part of serving.  Almost a year after the release of Dr. Bianca Baldridge’s book, Reclaiming Community: Race and the Uncertain Future … Continue reading The Critical Nature of Youth Work

The Opportunity Gap Follows Students to UW-Madison 

Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison In 2018-2019, the average UW-Madison student graduated in under four years—3.96, to be exact—but this is not the story for every student, especially marginalized students. The limited access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses in low income and minority K-12 school districts recreates disparities in higher education. On average, students of color … Continue reading The Opportunity Gap Follows Students to UW-Madison 

UW’s First-Year Student Diversity Training Sees Major Changes

Our Wisconsin, the first-year student diversity training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had an extensive change this school year with marginalized students in mind.  “My goal was removing the burden from marginalized students to educate their white peers on these issues,” Aaminah Long said. Long is beginning her second year as the Coordinator for Inclusion … Continue reading UW’s First-Year Student Diversity Training Sees Major Changes