In recent years, drastic measures have developed to push people of color out of schools, public and private, secondary and post-secondary, and certain areas of study are harder to dive into based on gender identity and race. This is detrimental to the education of a huge group of people. Stay aware of this. Ignorance perpetuates violence against these groups.
How am I supposed to feel comfortable enough to learn in a chemistry classroom where my professor alludes to rape in his lecture? How I am supposed to feel comfortable enough to seek help in chemistry when my TA harasses female students? How am I supposed to feel comfortable coming forward about this considering university’s history of handling rape and female harassment?