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Racism at Notre Dame

Letter to the Editor | Monday, March 2, 2009

Thank you to Associate Dean Stuart Greene (“Let’s talk honestly about race,” Feb. 24) for his challenge to the student body to talk about race. America’s past does indeed have many things that we aren’t proud of, but what about here on Notre Dame’s campus? As some of the brightest students in the nation (or so we like to think), are we above racism?

I would like to offer a greater challenge: to move beyond academic analysis of racism, classism and sexism on an impersonal and national level and begin talking about it the context of how it affects us – here and now. You can join the conversation and help inspire real change with Sustained Dialogue.

Lauren Demeter


Pasquerilla West Hall

Mark Flanegan


Keough Hall

Karuna Anantharaman


Breen-Phillips Hall

Feb. 26