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Sister Souljah calls for African-American activism on college campuses

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As a college student, Sister Souljah never separated herself from her poverty-stricken background despite the pressure to assimilate on Rutgers University’s predominately white campus.

Tuesday at Hendricks Chapel, Souljah, a New York Times bestselling author, encouraged students attending the Student African-American Society spring lecture to become activists for change and to never be embarrassed by their cultural identity.

Without knowing your identity you cannot be an activist, Souljah said.

“We feel bad about our blackness,” she said. “Do not run from yourself. The African philosophy is ‘I am we.'”

Read more at The Daily Orange


Written by Symphony

February 16, 2008 at 10:10 pm

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