“That’s the beautiful thing about Stanford. Everyone has such a diverse background and diverse set of experiences so don’t feel limited by your past experiences,” said Farhadi. “If you want something, there’s no harm in trying.”
“What exactly depicted about Black life through Black eyes has ever been fully accepted into the American canon?” asked Jernigan. “Are there any Nobel Prize-winning authors who are challenged as much in the classroom as Morrison is challenged?”
In one video, Den introduces and elaborates on Black Stanford traditions such as “Black Love” and “Black Frosh Convocation,” criticizing Stanford’s “traditions” as speaking only to white students. In another, Kannan offers free college essay services to those who donate to Black-led organizations or bail funds.
So committed were my peers that they even developed a whole ethnic subgroup taxonomy of eye-pulls: eyes pulled upward for Japanese, to the side for Chinese and downwards for Korean.