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James Garcia, assistant professor of psychology, discusses how people in the LGBT community are susceptible to medical conditions other than HIV April 12 in the Hanawalt House. Garcia, along with another panelist, Megan Rush, program coordinator at University of California Riverside’s LGBT Resource Center, were brought in by the Office of Diversity and Inclusivity to present a variety of topics at the Gaypril Health Education Panel. Topics included mental health, physical health, safe sex practices, communicating in a relationship, available resources and stepping outside of heterosexual norms in relationships.

Panel examines LGBT health issues

A group of about 20 students and faculty members gathered April 12 in the Hanawalt House for the Gaypril Health Education Panel event to learn more about health and safe sex practices within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The panel was part of the University’s Gaypril events, which consist of LGBT educational […]

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Lawrence Potter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses “colorism,” a social divide between lighter-skinned and darker-skinned African Americans, Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Potter considered a debate between W.E.B Du Bois and Marcus Garvey on colorism, a phenomenon that disadvantages darker skinned African Americans. Potter says that modern day colorism persists because media has created a beauty standard and superiority for lighter skin and Caucasian features.

Potter tackles intraracial prejudice

Lawrence Potter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, explained the notion of the “color line,” or “colorism” within the African American community, otherwise known as intraracial prejudice between light skinned and darker skinned African Americans, Monday in the President’s Dining Room.

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