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Amani Carson


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Where is the line? Asking for a friend

I would like to pose a couple of questions to those members of the Duke “family” who believe the administration is doing enough to address issues of hate and discrimination on campus. Note the quotations, meant to illustrate how loosely a term can be applied as a mere buzzword where it does not belong. The inability of our administrative “parents” to protect and educate the children with which they have been entrusted seems antithetical to my understanding of “family.” Then again, maybe minority students at Duke are the black sheep of this family. Sobering pun entirely intended.


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'A' for Ambition

To Bright Lights Who Are Burning Out: If you’re ambitious, as so many Duke students are, you’re often also touted as talented, determined and relentless in the pursuit of your lofty goals.


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Reality check

While I understand that attacking someone for their appearance is unacceptable, I struggle with the notion that “everyone is beautiful,” so looks become irrelevant.


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I’m not tryna hear you

When you’re angry, you can’t reason with yourself, let alone have a genuine and productive dialogue with anyone who isn’t orbiting the closest ring of your echo chamber.


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