Published: Nov. 10, 2020

Against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement and widespread protests for racial justice, six Forever Buffs — students and alumni — and two faculty and staff members share deeply personal stories about racism and injustice on and around campus and illuminate pathways forward. Their stories are accompanied by audio recordings of the essayists reading them aloud. 

As contributor and president of the Black Student Alliance Ruth Woldemichael (IntlAf’22) says, “I’m dreaming of a time when this does not have to be the next generation’s fight.”

By Maria Kuntz, Editor

Paris Ferribee

Paris Ferribee 

A Blessing and a Curse           

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Shamika Goddard

Shamika Goddard

Grace and Dignity through Tech Chaplaincy

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Philip Hart

Philip Hart

An American Reckoning on Race

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Olivia Pearman

Olivia Pearman

There Are No Goalposts         

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Ruth Woldemichael

Ruth Woldemichael

Fighting to Survive and Thrive

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JB Banks

JB Banks

Freedom Is Not a Physical Fight   

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Obi Onyeali

Obinna Onyeali

That Could Have Been Me       

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Tanya Ennis

Tanya Ennis

Breaking Down the Glass Door, Floor and Ceiling

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