Indianapolis and Butler community react to recent Newfields job posting that called for a director to “attract a broader and diverse audience while still maintaining the Museum’s traditional, core, white art audience.”
To be raised in America is to be inherently complicit in racist laws and institutions. Those who choose not to educate themselves inject their bias into society, individuals like this who work at news organizations taint their content with internalized racism.
Sharing violent videos of police brutality is not allyship. It is an exploitive way to dehumanize Black people.
Here are tips from Black students at Butler, on how to put activism where your heart is — not for followers or social justice clout, but to protect and advocate for Black people at risk due to the prevalence of prejudice, as well as tips for students of color on how to survive and thrive at a predominately white institution like Butler.