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"I wanted to create a website devoted to Ivy League minorities. This is a space devoted to challenging preconceived notions and stereotypes. With an ever-changing society, and strong emotions about race, gender, socioeconomic status, 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)
"I had teachers and administrators making assumptions about who I was and who I could be in this world. I had peers who made assumptions about where I'd come from and where I was going. I didn't expend much energy explaining myself. I was a fighter, not an expert in cross-cultural dialogue. But at the end of each day, I felt shackled. . ." -Kyonne Rowe
"While a few of my White peers expressed that they weren’t being nearly as challenged as they’d hoped to be while in-country , I was struggling with my identity as a Black woman in a place that I never thought I would have to. . ." - Ore Afon
"Many people were not pleased that I was prospering in a white-dominated sport. This forced me to always strive to be better than best because it was only then that I would be acknowledged for my efforts to succeed. It is this mentality that has carved me into who I am today and what will carry me into my future endeavors. . ." Krysten Mayers
"I am one of three partially black members of my fraternity living in a house dedicated to the accomplishments of white men. Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate their contributions to the brotherhood. But at the same time, there’s always a little voice in the back of my head telling me that they wouldn’t have accepted me. . ." - Evan Shields
"I can understand why a heterosexual individual with all of my additional identifiers would be blind to the importance of these issues, but I can also understand the hurt of a minority student grappling with this lack of understanding. . ." - Colton Haney
If your knowledge about Mormons stems from South Park episodes, the Broadway show “The Book of Mormon,” or an NCIS episode about a creepy polygamous cult, then you might want to keep reading.