Dark Skin in Ivory Towers

Wellesley is an elite women’s college located about fifteen miles south of Boston, Massachusetts. I love the campus (the pollen, not so much). The school has a powerful mission to train women who have a commitment “not to be ministered unto, but to minister.” The words are inscribed on the seal in Latin "Non ministrari, sed ministrare." The undergraduates at Wellesley are women who will make a difference in the world, and alumnae of Wellesley are making a difference in the world. In a world where women’s bodies and minds are under siege, I am passionate about supporting Wellesley (and other hubs of women’s education) that cultivate intellect and courage in women. Now, here’s the problem. My alma mater has set lofty goals, and time and time again we miss the mark.

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