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Shimelis Gulema, professor, poses for a photo in his office.GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

A conversation on race with Shimelis Gulema, an Africana studies professor

Gary Ghayrat February 29, 2020
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
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Survey respondents by gender and sexual orientation. CREATED BY REBECCA LIEBSON

The results are in: 2019 Sex Survey

The Statesman February 11, 2019
For the first time in four years, we asked our readers to spill their guts and partake in an anonymous sex survey.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Stony Brook students shouldn’t self-segregate

Maya Brown October 25, 2018
At first glance, the variety of ethnic backgrounds at Stony Brook University makes it seem like a diverse school, but I doubt if the students at SBU are actually mixing with one another.
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Hispanic Staten Island resident Gabby Pardo in front of a mural. The Hispanic population on Staten Island is about one quarter of the white population.

I’m proud to be a white Hispanic from Staten Island

Gabby Pardo February 25, 2018
When I tell people about my background, they’re either shocked, nod my statement off or don’t believe me.
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Limiting offensive comedy isnt funny anymore

Limiting offensive comedy isn’t funny anymore

Nick Zararis December 1, 2015
The culture today has been so geared to avoid offending anyone that there is a total unwillingness to make certain jokes.
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