On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 7 p.m. in Brown Auditorium of Old Main, Tim Wise addressed students, faculty, staff and community members about race and class inequity in America. Tim Wise is a leading anti-racist ally and is among the most prominent anti-racist write and educators in the United States. Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation. He is also the author of numerous books including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, White Like Me: Reflections of Race from a Privileged Son, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America.
Ricardo Destinvil is a SUNY Cortland Political Science major, Multicultural Life and Diversity Office intern, a National Student Affairs Professional Undergraduate Fellow, and a Residence Assistant. Mr. Destinvil has been expressing his critical race and social justice frameworks through art and we are proud to present #DontBoxMeInToo. This project is the second in a series of critical race and social justice videos that started with the original work entitled #DontBoxMeIn, which looked at the stereotype of inferiority in people of African descent. This video focuses on a broad range of stereotypes and Mr. Destinvil hopes that the video resonates with your lived experiences and awakens your drive to end the boxing in of those who are different.