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Our role in justice

(11/13/18 5:00am)

Far too often conversations on campus regarding issues of homelessness and poverty take the shape of discussions where universities and its students are viewed as outside observers of the real trials, tribulations and struggles faced by individuals, rather than as key components of their construction. This constant abstraction not only avoids the issue of Duke’s complicity—the institution and students—in the creation of inequality, but also removes the humanity of those struggling within these systems and treats inequity as a predetermined condition rather than an actively constructed reality.