Office Of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) was established in 2002 to support the College’s efforts to attract, recruit, and serve both students of color and international students. Our mission is to create and sustain an environment that encourages and embraces the contributions of people from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Friday, March 12, 2010


Confronting racism is not exactly the easiest thing to do, especially when you come face-to-face with someone who has no regard for your cultural or ethnic values. Nevertheless, in such situations it is important to remain calm, think logically, and find common ground.

In a recent article in Yes! Magazine, Pramila Jayapal, founder and Executive Director of OneAmerica, a national immigration-advocacy group, talks about her experience going face-to-face with right-wing talk-show hosts. Although her suggestions for confronting racism should not be regarded as a panacea, she makes some valid points.

Click here to read the article.
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