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My Culture is Not a Costume

Arista Roesch Editorial   Picture this: you go to a college campus and see an African-American person with ivory foundation on, blue contacts in, a blonde wig, and a swastika armband. You’d raise an eyebrow and ask what the hell is going on, but they’d just chuckle and say, “Hey, it’s just a costume. It’s for my class.” And I guess, to some, that makes it okay. So is any different for a Caucasian person to put on darker foundation and pose as an ethnicity other than their own? I think…

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WC Students and Staff Celebrate the Freedom to Read

  Ashley Fox Staff Writer             Last week was national “Banned book awareness week” and like many other public and college libraries across the country, Wilmington College Watson Library participated in its annual “Read-In” event on Wednesday, August 25th. The national event which began in 1982 by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and the American Library Association (ALA) helps bring awareness of books previously and presently challenged today. The Watson Library’s event, orchestrated by Professor Gloria Flaherty has taken place for over 20 years. Students are able to sign up…

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