Where Ivy League Minorities Can Tell Their Stories
"I wanted to create a website devoted to Ivy League minorities. Where African Americans, LGBTQ+, Hispanics, people of low economic status, wealthy African Americans, and other minorities could share their stories. This is a space devoted to challenging preconceived notions and stereotypes. With an ever-changing society, and strong emotions about race, gender, and LGBTQ+ rights, the time was right to create a forum where some of the brightest minorities could share their experiences."
- Jordan abdur-ra'oof (founder)
"Even as an intern, it was amazing to see my input incorporated into press releases and national campaigns; for the first time, I could see the impact of my work. I began to revel in our political process and our history as Americans. Our country: a country of immigrants, of opportunity, of sacrifice. . ."
"I remember wondering if people I walked past would notice that I had become softer. I had spent 10 months at a university where I could walk and not worry about getting mugged, shot, or stabbed, but in Queens, those were common events . . . " - Garfield Maitland jr.
"I wanted to go back and remove the obstacles that prevented my childhood friends from achieving their full potential . . ."
"My college experience has been challenging, enchanting, and at times unbearable, but my personal transformation has been invaluable. . ."
"I realized that coming to a place like Cornell University wasn’t about me fitting into a different culture, but rather about me sharing the aspects of my own culture that made me special, and embracing the variety of cultures Cornell opened to me and making it a part of who I am . . ."