• Ray Christian
  • Sarah Mbiki
  • Kemal Atkins ’92 ’96
  • Brian Shangwa ’15
  • Traci Royster
  • Guin Thi
  • Susan M. Branch ’99
  • Fidel Leal

#otherappstate

October 29, 2014

This is a compilation of Instagram posts by and about participants in a silent #otherappstate demonstration on Appalachian State University’s campus on October 29, 2014. The demonstration was organized by Appalachian’s Minority Men’s Leadership Circle to raise awareness about and create support for the “other” part of the Appalachian community.

  • United We Stand #otherAppState #timeforaction

  • While at App State I’ve been told I was only admitted because I’m black

  • While at App my race has been used to make me feel less than

  • #OtherAppState

  • While at App State I have felt: isolated, unheard, out of place, outnumbered

  • Consequence vs. intent: you didn’t MEAN it like that, but it still HURTS PEOPLE #OtherAppState

  • Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will only cause permanent psychological damage!!!

  • While at App State, I’ve heard it’s not polite to talk about

  • I am not your Sarah Baartman!

  • Diversity in Academe

  • Black face, white place

  • Fetishzation is not the same thing as acceptance

  • Consequence vs. intent: you didn’t MEAN it like that, but it still HURTS PEOPLE

  • While @ Appstate: There are no other staff members in my division…

  • In the past 10 yrs we have ONLY increased the total black population by 12 students Fall 04-5 50 Fall 13-5 62

  • There’s a price to pay for all this melanin #OtherAppState

  • While @ App State I have heard my peers say they are “colorblind” to race. Ignoring someone’s race and culture is not equality

  • “Colored People” and People of Color are not interchangeable terms.

  • 17,000 APP Students = 500 Black APP Student & 700 Hispanic App Student YOU DO THE MATH!

  • While At App State I have Known People who

  • Black Males Aren’t Failing Our Schools, Our Schools Are Failing Then.

  • While at APP State someone I know said that if I keep up my feminist thoughts “you will have trouble finding a husband”.

  • Don’t talk, JUST ACT Don’t say, JUST SHOW Don’t promise, JUST PROVE

  • “Colored People” and People of Color are not interchangeable terms / While at APP State I’ve been told I was only admitted because I’m BLACK.

  • While at App ST…Professors always want my opinion

  • While at APP State…A white fraternity member yelled JACKIE CHAN at my organization during the homecoming parade.

  • In my master’s program, I am one out of two persons of color. 2 out of 16? #otherappstate

  • CHECKLIST For White People:

    1. Admit it
    2. Listen
    3. Educate Yourself
    4. Broaden your experience
    5. TAKE ACTION
  • Native Hawiian or other pacific islander total population @ ASU: 12

  • Do not just say you are an ally. Earn your ally card EVERY SINGLE DAY. #otherappstate

  • Internalized Racial Dominance (white racial superiority) (noun): The act of iternalizing and perpetuating the constant cultural messages that whites are superior to people of color.

  • I’m tired of applauding privileged individuals for being “allies”.

  • Every living being has

  • While at APPSTATE…People have told me you can be colorblind and not see race. COLORBLINDNESS IS NOT EQUALITY, it is ignorance to privilege and oppression.

  • While at APP State…I have been the only person of color on my staff.

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